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Old 02-11-2014, 09:30 PM   #26
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my 2010 wrx started leaking at only 28k miles...My local dealership would no replace it under my factory or extended warranty due to my coilovers. They tried to hit me with a $1200 bill...after much fighting and hassling i just traded the car in. I was tired of dealing with them and was just pissed bout the whole situation, they kinda killed my love for that car...
The dealership does not have the right to deny warranty, or your extended warranty. Only Subaru can do that. Did you contact Subaru? If not, I would and seek reimbursement.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:14 AM   #27
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2010 wrx 55k leak started a week ago. It takes about a day of driving to empty my PS reservoir. Has anyone found a fix asides from replacing the whole rack? I been searching and came up with guys switching to kits with steel braided lines but non specific to 08+ models.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:30 PM   #28
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I think you can replace the seal at the pinion but not the internal ones. Seeing as the 2015 has a different rack hopefully this will fix this engineering weakness.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:18 PM   #29
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Anybody this happens to, call SOA, even if you are outside of warranty. I got my whole steering rack replaced for a $250 deductible @ 55k miles.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:22 PM   #30
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Anybody this happens to, call SOA, even if you are outside of warranty. I got my whole steering rack replaced for a $250 deductible @ 55k miles.
Thanks.. I'll give SOA a call $250 sounds reasonable.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:26 PM   #31
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$250 is retarded when it is a faulty piece. I bought one on ebay with a lifetime warranty for $150 which came with free shipping, refundable $20 core charge and a shipping label to return my old rack. Once I return my old rack, I get a lifetime warranty on the one I got. Sure I have to replace it myself, but I can do it faster than the dealer can.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:30 PM   #32
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$250 is retarded when it is a faulty piece. I bought one on ebay with a lifetime warranty for $150 which came with free shipping, refundable $20 core charge and a shipping label to return my old rack. Once I return my old rack, I get a lifetime warranty on the one I got. Sure I have to replace it myself, but I can do it faster than the dealer can.
Still got the eBay seller's info?.. I'm willing to give this a shot but will still give SOA a call. Maybe if enough people complain they'll do something about it.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:50 PM   #33
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Is it safe to assume that 05-09 Legacy share the same rack as 08-10 wrx?
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:59 PM   #35
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Yeah, that it is the one I ordered and fits just fine. Just be aware the inner tie rods are longer. You can still use them but the you won't have as much room to fiddle with your toe settings. Also the boots around them are only set with zip ties, so replaced those with clamps.

While you have it out, it might be a good time to replace your bushings in there. also, don't be a bone head like me and not mark the steering wheel and make sure it doesnt move so you can install it the same way orientation when you replace the rack.
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Sure I have to replace it myself, but I can do it faster than the dealer can.
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don't be a bone head like me and not mark the steering wheel and make sure it doesnt move so you can install it the same way orientation when you replace the rack.
This is priceless. Faster does not always equal correctly.
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Thanks for all the info hopefully I get everything resolved by next week.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:17 PM   #38
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This is priceless. Faster does not always equal correctly.

even with pulling the rack back out down to fix it, my buddy and I still got it done in a few hours one morning. Getting the alignment done after that probably took the longest. But still less than a day with constant interruptions from my kids.

But yeah, next time it will be even faster and right the first time.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:49 PM   #39
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It should not take longer than 30 minutes to do an alignment and maybe an hour with an appointment including paperwork.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:34 AM   #40
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God damn it all!! My rack just went on my 09 WRX and I am not a happy camper. Granted I have 112,000 on it. I should have known this would be my luck. After I pay it off and the warranty is up this happens. I suspect though this was happening last summer when I noticed a tiny chatter pulling out of my driveway. I just spent a pile of cash getting anew clutch too. I am going to try to work some sort of deal . Hopefully they wil be helpful and not dicks about it.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:54 PM   #41
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You have 112,000 miles on it and going to try and see if they will warranty it or part of it? When do you plan on taking ownership of the vehicle?
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:32 AM   #42
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I already own it, I paid it off last year.
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I already own it, I paid it off last year.
You missed the point on that one. Why would you ask for assistance for something that is out of warranty when your vehicle has 112,000 miles on it? Being a month or a thousand miles out is one thing.
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It should not take longer than 30 minutes to do an alignment and maybe an hour with an appointment including paperwork.

I do my own alignments, that is why it took so long.
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I do my own alignments, that is why it took so long.
That makes more sense then
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That makes more sense then
It was mostly dealing with the toe adjustments. I use the plates where you measure the front and back. So basically measure, jack up the car, adjust the toe, bring it back down, re-measure. Repeat that process 3 or 4 times till you and your friend who wants perfection is completely satisfied, then you're done. This is after using the digital camber gauge on the hub and trying to dial it in with camber bolts.
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It was mostly dealing with the toe adjustments. I use the plates where you measure the front and back. So basically measure, jack up the car, adjust the toe, bring it back down, re-measure. Repeat that process 3 or 4 times till you and your friend who wants perfection is completely satisfied, then you're done. This is after using the digital camber gauge on the hub and trying to dial it in with camber bolts.
My time is worth paying someone $90 to align it.
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You missed the point on that one. Why would you ask for assistance for something that is out of warranty when your vehicle has 112,000 miles on it? Being a month or a thousand miles out is one thing.
I got your point, you didn't get mine.
I wasn't trying to warranty it, I was going to see if they'd work with me on the price.
This seems to be a common issue and I just spent a ton of cash doing other work to it . That's all, they actually did help me out on the cost a little bit.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:54 PM   #49
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Anybody this happens to, call SOA, even if you are outside of warranty. I got my whole steering rack replaced for a $250 deductible @ 55k miles.
This, mine also went out around 60k a few months ago. I think it was right around $200 for a full replacement.
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I got your point, you didn't get mine.
I wasn't trying to warranty it, I was going to see if they'd work with me on the price.
This seems to be a common issue and I just spent a ton of cash doing other work to it . That's all, they actually did help me out on the cost a little bit.
You got my point, yet still mentioned that the car was paid off? Interesting.

You were not very clear. You mentioned being out of warranty and wanting them to work you a deal and not be dicks about it.

It is nice of them that they worked with you on the price of the replacement.
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