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So, i decided to go off road for the first time and found out that at times a wheel will spin freely with no torque or power transferred to the side with traction. Now my 09 Forester is totally stock with no modification and it has an automatic transmission.
I understand that this 09 Forester has TCS (Traction control) that is supposed to apply brake to the spinning wheel so that the opposite wheel can turn. Traction control simulates the function of a limited-slip differential.

So why is there wheel spin with no power transfer to the opposite side? Thanks
 

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@datsbooksleia - It's because all the wheels are slipping. In a low traction environment (mud.snow) you should turn it off.
Traction control is designed for use on a paved road, and attempts to align the wheel not synched with the others.
 
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