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1998 Legacy L diff/at-transaxle "wheel hop" prob - urgent help please
Hi, I just purchased a 1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2 sedan in "mint" condition with 210,000km on it and when I had it in a parkade I really noticed bad "wheel hop" when turning tight on dry pavement (I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada so it's not very noticable generally on wet/sanded/snow covered roads). I took it in to a local service shop I know and they checked the front end, diff, and trans. They replaced the front diff fluid (said it was dry) and the trans fluid (twice) to see if that would correct the problem. From what I've read here, the right things to do. Not sure yet if it worked. My question is this: I can still purchase an aftermarket power train (plus seals and gaskets) warranty (within the next week) for 1 to 3 yrs. from the dealer I bought the car from with a price of $650 1 yr, $880 2 yr, $1100 3 yr. Since it's strictly a second (wifes) car (I have a '04 Toyota Sienna AWD van as our main vehicle) and I'll only be putting about 5 to 10k kms, mostly city driving, a year on it, should I gamble on the car or buy the warranty? Overall the car works great and my wife and I both love the "feel" and handling of the car. Your opinions would be most welcome (I can't do "repair work" myself, so needed repairs can get expensive), thank you.
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