I'm currently deployed to Afghanistan (Army) so my wife has been taking care of my WRX. She recently brought it to the dealership with 54,000 miles for it's 60,000 mile service. They did the regular maintenance totaling 634 dollars, which I thought was kind of steep. When my wife went to pick up the car, they told her that it was not running in AWD, but in RWD. He told her that I probably modified it for racing and that it was common, and in order to fix it they would have to drop the tranny and it would cost me a lot of money (so much for powertrain warranty.)
So here is my question...
I have never modified the tranny for rwd. I'm almost positive that it was AWD the last time I drove it (about a year ago) because it was in the snow in upstate New York, and i'm sure you all can agree that it is easy to distinguish between a rwd and awd car on slippery surfaces (not to mention the on axis spins to scare the wife
I have searched the forum before I get flamed, and understand that in order to run RWD you have to modify the center differential. But would it be possible that my wife screwed something up? Maybe messed up the front half shafts or something?
I'm probably going on to much, but about two years ago I had a problem where I just had a clutch installed, downpipe, and installed springs. A few days later it was as if my clutch didn't engage and was continuously slipping, to where the car was undriveable. Had it towed to Subaru, they said it was a bad clutch probably, I said it was not and I drove it home. Freaking weirdest thing ever, after hitting a few potholes the car ran fine!
I swear I love my WRX but I have had so many drivetrain issues! I appreciate any help you can give me