Originally Posted by hybrid gti 2
my mom has this forester I need to know how do I change the front axle. I have an idea how that is done. but maybe you can help me out a bit more. This car also has a oil leak. It has no leak on the ground but has a leak where it has 1 quart of oil a week missing. can anyone give me any pointers.
Valve guides or piston rings?
If it's going through oil that fast and not dripping it's probably burning it.
Does it ever smoke? On start up? On engine-braking? Hard acelleration?
Is the engine oily on the outside? Could be leaking some too. Clean it off, and you might be able to see where--unless for example it's the rear main seal, which you can't see.
For the front axle, if you don't find out here or on the web (try www.SubaruForester.com
too), buy the factory service manual. I think you can download 'em for not too much. It'll be expensive if you buy a hardcopy.