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Old 21 Oct 2010, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm looking at a 1995 Impreza AWD auto trans with about 150,000mi. I need professional advise. What is the best way to test the AWD and that it is working properly? What else should I investigate on this car? Any help you can offer me will be greatly appreciated!
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Hello, I'm looking at a 1995 Impreza AWD auto trans with about 150,000mi. I need professional advise. What is the best way to test the AWD and that it is working properly? What else should I investigate on this car? Any help you can offer me will be greatly appreciated!
get under the car check all shaft for wear and the gearbox condition_any leaks around where shafts enter gearbox shake them to check for bearing wear in the gearbox check the rear diff the same way and drive to listen for any noises from rear diff or gearbox,drive down a hill with no throttle at all in all gears and listen for any serious noise change,hope that helps
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Old 22 Oct 2010, 12:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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get under the car check all shaft for wear and the gearbox condition_any leaks around where shafts enter gearbox shake them to check for bearing wear in the gearbox check the rear diff the same way and drive to listen for any noises from rear diff or gearbox,drive down a hill with no throttle at all in all gears and listen for any serious noise change,hope that helps
You mean shake the drive shafts?
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You mean shake the drive shafts?
yep with side to side motion close to the cv joint going into the gearbox
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Re: Looking at a used 1995 Impreza auto I need help!

Welcome to the site. This may help - Subaru Impreza - Buying Checklist
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150,000 miles bloody good service history mate
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Old 23 Oct 2010, 08:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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the auto box should be quiet and smooth, if it clunks knocks or bangs when going through the gears walk away.
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