08-20-2009, 04:28 PM
Hi - just purchased my first Subaru (98 Impreza Outback Sport). Soon after purchase detected a "shutter" in the front when accelerating from stop with the steering turned to the left or right. No "front shutter" (i,e..slipping) if taking off from stop condition with steering straight. Dealer recommends transfer case rebuild ($1K - $1.4K). Not being familiar with Subaru this seems excessive. (Vehicle well taken care of in excellent condition w/109K miles). Are transfer case issues a "typical" issue with these vehicles? Anything else to check (i,e...fluids to change, etc..)? Thanks!