I bought my first Subaru on Thursday- 2003 WRX Sedan 5-speed. The car had an axle go out Friday, and I replaced it last night along with the rotor on that side. After driving the car, and the issues with the front drive getting worse, I think the differential is gone as well.
Here are the symptoms-
It has a hard time getting going and it makes some terrible noises when letting out the clutch and applying power. When it get's going, the noises keep coming and it starts jumping power between the two front wheels. The rear wheels seem to be behaving normally. I asked my manager who's been in the automotive business for almost thirty years, and he drove it and agreed with me.
Do I need to start looking for a used diff to replace the stock one, and how hard is it to do? Or are we totally off base with our troubleshooting...