Finally became a Subaru owner this February. Found this sweet '05 on Craigslist and drove out to nab it. Owner stated that it had driveline issues and seemed to be the transmission speed sensor/harness.
Once we had made the trip up there the car showed the problems I expected with that issue. Craziest thing when it hit a small patch of snow/ice on the trailer and couldn't get past it... no AWD obviously.
Get it home and just leave it at the shop for the time being until the parts come in.
It was not anything with the sensor. Up on the lift taking the speedometer to normal speeds left the rear driveshaft spinning fast enough to move the rear wheels 200 mph. Rear wheels weren't moving though
Differential is shot. No noise, just shot. Took a trip out to a salvage yard and got a replacement used diff. Get diff in and trans flushed, needs bearing. Get bearing needs CVs. Upon a bit further inspection last month needs another bearing, control arm bushings, and brakes. Several hundred dollars later it's almost up to complete snuff. I know this car has had a fun
life so far! Engine is great though.
This happened a while back. Had me regretting not checking the car better. How could I buy one with a bad engine???
Factory hose clamp gave up on its existence.
Super happy with my first MAAAAD Subaru. Coming soon is new window tint.