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Old 12-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Car was fine when i parked it lastnight then i go to back out this morning and something felt to be binding up. I can hear a wrapping noise from front passenger side and heres the details
-tranny shifts normal
-at speed i put it in netrual and noise is pretty much same
-with it in gear and power going through the drivetrain the noise is a little better
-revving in neutral the tranny makes no sounds(car parked)
-tranny oil is clean and full
-that side cv joint has been clicking every now and then
-boot has been torn on that side for a while now
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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1) boot has been torn on that side for a while now
2) that side cv joint has been clicking every now and then
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1) Dirt in the cv joint will ruin same.
2) Clicking is a symptom of a ruined cv joint.

Replace the axle. See if everything goes back to normal.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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This job, both sides, took me 13 hours in my driveway for a Civic.
The factory manual had a clue as to how to release the axle spline from the gearbox that I probably would not have known about w/o the manual.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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Is there a pin going through it like my 97 legacy has?
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #5
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Im planning on doing the side where the sound is tonight and the other tomorrow night.im thinking it should take 1 to 1.5 hours each side
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:54 PM   #6
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This job, both sides, took me 13 hours in my driveway for a Civic.
The factory manual had a clue as to how to release the axle spline from the gearbox that I probably would not have known about w/o the manual.
Yeah, that shouldn't take more than 2 hrs per side. Don't let this guy troll you.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:09 AM   #7
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Im planning on doing the side where the sound is tonight and the other tomorrow night.im thinking it should take 1 to 1.5 hours each side
that's about right to include jacking/stands. Pretty easy to remove an axle. What year/model car you have and maybe someone knows if there's a pin?
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:21 AM   #8
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Yeah, that shouldn't take more than 2 hrs per side. Don't let this guy troll you.
I'm slow. Consider 13 hours as a worse case. And on this job I might have had to make special tools and fixtures out of wire and wood.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #9
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Update: ended up taking 3 hrs but woulda been alot faster if my impact wasnt broken ao i could get the two bolts for the strut off. Next side will be alot faster. Noise is still there so im thinking about putting a better newer tranny in next month..
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #10
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My 09 wrx right now is at the stealership, with the same symptom. They did pull the rear diff plug and found metal chips. I guess I'll keep you updated...
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:04 PM   #11
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The rear of tranny, the tail shaft. They took out the seperated viscous copler. Replaced the coupler, and the sounds have gone away.. hope this may help. I do have the list of p/n if you would like if indeed you have the same problem.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:57 PM   #12
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Well i dont think its the tranny, wasnt the cv joint that was bad. Im pretty sure its my center diff going. I have 2 choices now, 1. Have my diff looked at and repaired or 2. Buy the 04 tranny with 90k miles for 700 bucks from a guy who owns a subaru repair shop. The tranny in my cat is the AA and not the BA with 108k on it. My tranny still shifts fantastic with a slight 4th-5th grind. Under power no noise and slowing down letting off the pedal or coating in neutral it has that noise. The actual changing grars doesnt change the feel or sound. Opinions? Im set to grab the 04 tranny next weekend
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