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Old 08-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy Front Axle issue / Need Help!

Well I took the car for a spin and was changing the dampening on the front coilovers and looked at my front driverside wheel and it was covered in grease. Im pretty sure its the axle since it was sprayed around from the axle spinning. I think it might of been from when I was installing my coilovers. When I unbolted the strut from the spindal it poped down kinda harsh but nothing too major. But that was like 2 weeks ago and just now its showing a sign. I would just like to know what might be the issue, if I need a new axle or what not. I don't think I can drive it so I dont **** it up more, anyone have this problem? I took some pictures, sorry its at a hard angle and was hard for it to focus. Its a 2001 2.5rs.

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Old 08-08-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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One of your boots on the half shaft probably ripped open. This just happened to me.

I think you can get a boot kit for that. I just decided to get the whole half shaft instead of the boot kit because it wasn't that much.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:10 AM   #3
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if its an axle with high mileage, time for new one's...axles are about 60 for new ones
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:23 AM   #4
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^^^Where can you get axles for 60 in the tri-state?
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:18 PM   #5
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If you pull back on the boot shown in the picture I'm pretty sure it will be torn all around the first groove in the bellows.
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:00 PM   #6
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:29 PM   #7
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if its an axle with high mileage, time for new one's...axles are about 60 for new ones
The car has 62k miles, I think it broke from when the stock strut popped down when I took it off.

What exactly do I need?

Is it easy to fix or should I take it to the dealer?

Thanks for the responses so far.

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Old 08-09-2009, 06:16 PM   #8
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here this is quoted from another thread

original thread http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...highlight=axle


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I bought a Haynes manual and both front axles at Autozone because both front outer cv boots were torn. The remanufactured axles were $60ea (not that much more expensive than just replacing the cv boot, and I feel better knowing I have a new axle and cv boots for that price)... did both in 5hrs taking a lot of breaks

The subaru dealer wanted $325 parts/labor for each axle, that would've been $650. I spent $80 for both front axles, and about 5hrs of work... savings of $570, not bad!!!

They charge a $20 core for each axle (which you get back when you return the axle) and you can rent the 32mm axle nut socket from them too.

Pretty simple really
- Tap out the indent on the axle nut with the car still on the ground, break the nut loose and wheel nuts loose
- Lift car
- Unbolt swaybar endlink from control arm using 10mm socket and wrench
- Remove 2x 19mm bolts at rear of control arm
- Remove bolt at front of control arm using 17mm socket and wrench
** I didn't remove the castle nut and pinch bolt to release the ball joint. The haynes repair manual says to do so but I was able to swap the axles without doing this
- Pull hub/brake assembly away from car while simulataneously tapping on the axle to push it through the hub... don't use a metal hammer, use a rubber/plastic mallet
- Use an allen key or center punch to push the pin out of the end of the axle closest to the trans... If you put the car in neutral you can spin the axles so that the pin is vertical (much easier than trying to knock the pin out at an angle, and allows to get into a tight area like the passenger side axle which is mostly blocked by the exhaust manifold).
- Once the axles are out replace them with the new axles, lining up the holes for the new pin and push it into place (takes A LOT of patience), push the axle back through the hub and hand tighten with new axle nut
- Push control arm back up into place and loosely tighten 19mm bolts at rear and 17mm at front
- Using the jack, compress the suspension to simulate the car being on the ground, NOW tighten the control arm bolts and tighten swaybar endlink bolt with 10mm socket/wrench
- Mount wheel, hand tighten lug nuts
- Torque wheel nut to ~135lb/ft, lug nuts to ~92lb/ft. Using a screwdriver and hammer, tap the axle nut into the indent on the axle

cough - add to faq/diy - cough
when i did this i was able to get away without removing the endlinks and control arm
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:16 PM   #9
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hi I am a new member and am doing a swap too.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:01 PM   #10
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In the manual it dosen't look that complicated to just replace the boot.

I think I would rather have my low mileage, know history, axle than a rebuilt of unknown condition.
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