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I noticed today while reversing though some snow covered ground. The kind that makes the wheels spin a bit. a chopping effect if that's the right word. At the current rpm it may be like once every second. It's like the wheels was slipping and getting traction all the time.
Is this normal? Or is something slipping in the diffs?

Or could it be the rear wheels slipping because of the rear lsd...
 

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I noticed today while reversing though some snow covered ground. The kind that makes the wheels spin a bit. a chopping effect if that's the right word. At the current rpm it may be like once every second. It's like the wheels was slipping and getting traction all the time.
Is this normal? Or is something slipping in the diffs?

Or could it be the rear wheels slipping because of the rear lsd...
From what you desribe, I am guessing that that is normal. The wheels "hop" as they find and lose traction on the snow. I been wheeling since 1975, and can attest that is a phenomenon that happens under certain circumstances. Sort of like sliding backwards at an angle when in 4-Low trying to go forward.
 

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Elmy,

I experience the same thing regularly, in my 99 Forester, only when the snow is deep (up to the belly pan) and I have to really give it some pedal. It is always a little concerning, but I have never noticed a problem with the drive system.
 

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Elmy,

I experience the same thing regularly, in my 99 Forester, only when the snow is deep (up to the belly pan) and I have to really give it some pedal. It is always a little concerning, but I have never noticed a problem with the drive system.
Ye. I had to spin a bit to get up. it was a slight uphill and the ground was frozen underneath the snow.
I was a bit worry I would not get up tho. lol
things went slow.
 
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