1998 Subaru Forester Drivetrain Service

1998 Subaru Forester Drivetrain Service

Your Forester’s drivetrain has a very important job. It transmits power from the engine to the wheels. It spans the length of your vehicle, from the transmission to the axles. It’s a very intricate system of moving parts and is comprised of everything after the engine transmission: axles, wheels, driveshafts, differentials, and joints. Care for your 1998 Subaru Forester to maintain its performance power. Follow Subaru's recommendations for lubricating bearings/gears and checking/changing differential fluids to minimize repairs over time.

When to Get Subaru Forester Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can fix many 1998 Subaru Forester drivetrain components including the CV axles, joints, and driving shaft. Your Subaru Forester may need driveshaft attention if you feel heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, resistance when turning, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates. It’s difficult to nail down a timeline for drivetrain repair. The system’s parts and pieces don’t have a set expiration date. Your driving style and climate can have a lot to do with how the drivetrain system ages. One of your best courses of action is to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care when you first notice that something feels "off" with your Subaru Forester.

How much does it cost to fix your 1998 Subaru Forester drivetrain? Some smaller differential fixes, like seal or gasket replacement, can fall in the more affordable category. But bigger repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, can be a little more expensive since the labor is much more intensive.

Questions About 1998 Subaru Forester

When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 1998 Subaru Forester drivetrain Q&A below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care with any drivetrain concerns.

  •  Can Subaru drivetrain maintenance help me save money? Yes, sometimes it can. First, servicing the drivetrain system can help you avoid more significant repairs. It can also somewhat reduce tire wear.
  • What are the symptoms of a damaged Subaru drivetrain system? Your Subaru Forester drivetrain might be damaged if you notice strange noises from the rear of your vehicle, see fluid leaking, or have issues turning.
  • How often will I need Subaru Forester differential service? We recommend getting your differential inspected and the differential fluid changed as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine. Your vehicle cannot function without a differential. Differential service frequency varies from car to car.

1998 Subaru Forester Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Subaru Forester's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1998 Subaru Forester repairs.

Get Subaru Forester Drivetrain Service

Maintain your vehicle power by maintaining your drivetrain. Firestone Complete Auto Care technicians are equipped to fix 1998 Subaru Forester drivetrain systems. Schedule your appointment.