Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday September 18, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Rocky Mountains Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Rocky Mountains Impreza Club Forum -- RMIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-07-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
dahlinc
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 151810
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Alpine, UT
Vehicle:
2003 Subaru Wrx
Blue

Default Axle Questoin

So the other day when I fixed my front sway bar i noticed that my axle on my passenger front was leaking some goo probably grease.

Im sure thats not good, but im not sure how urgent it is to be fixed?

and how hard it would be to fix?

any input is appreciated

thanks
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
dahlinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
PCSkiBum_21
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 164437
Join Date: Nov 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Park City, UT
Vehicle:
EVO IX - Track Car
BRZ - Daily

Default

you likely need a cv boot rebuild kit. you can get them from the dealer. it's pretty cheap, but they're a pita to change. i would pull the axle out of the car and take it somewhere to have them replace the boot. solid did my last one for me.
PCSkiBum_21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #3
subiewrx001
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 193591
Join Date: Nov 2008
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Salt Lake city, Utah
Vehicle:
04 WRX VF34
water/meth, spt intake

Default

I just had les schwab do mine a month ago for $200 for a brand new axle cause your downpipe cooks the boot so I wanted a brand new rather than a refurbished and make sure you tell them you want a new one at les Schwab or they will put in a remanufactured one
subiewrx001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
dahlinc
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 151810
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Alpine, UT
Vehicle:
2003 Subaru Wrx
Blue

Default

awesome thanks for the info!

is it pretty pressing to get it changed?

do you think waiting like 2 or 3 weeks would be bad?
dahlinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 03:36 PM   #5
godfather2112
Papi Chulo
Moderator
 
Member#: 53794
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle
Vehicle:
.... OT Supplement
Testing Division.

Default

You should be fine for a few weeks. If you start to hear loud clicking, then it's bad.
godfather2112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 03:46 PM   #6
scoobydorift
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 43128
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: SLC
Vehicle:
92 RWD, 96 FWD
05 AWD

Default

Or you could get a reman axle at autozone for 60 bucks, and not have any extra downtime. Also you could realistically drive on the axle for quite some time depending on how quick it looses all the grease and gets exposed to the elements. And autozone no care that your core has been run dry until it started clicking, and if they do its only 10 bucks


Rick
scoobydorift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
scoobydorift
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 43128
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: SLC
Vehicle:
92 RWD, 96 FWD
05 AWD

Default

Also the install is not too bad, but it depends on your mechanical skills. You will need a long thin punch for the pin that holds the axle to the transmission stub, a big socket (cant remember the size, 32mm?) for the axle nut, a breaker bar, torque wrench, and you will need some way of popping the ball joint off the control arm. There are great writeups for the install on this forums, as well as videos on youtube I'm sure. I would give yourself an entire afternoon to do it.

Thanks,
Rick
scoobydorift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 03:57 PM   #8
dahlinc
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 151810
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Alpine, UT
Vehicle:
2003 Subaru Wrx
Blue

Default

haha it took me almost 4 hours to figure out how to put my stock sway bar back on i think i would rather pay someone. my back still hurts from laying on the concrete haha thanks for the info though
dahlinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 04:55 PM   #9
axleon2
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 154117
Join Date: Jul 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Midvale, Utah
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
JBP

Default

Did someone call my name?
axleon2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #10
dahlinc
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 151810
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Alpine, UT
Vehicle:
2003 Subaru Wrx
Blue

Default

haha maybe

whats your # ill give you a call when im ready
dahlinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 12:03 PM   #11
car_cursed
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 85327
Join Date: Apr 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: West Jordan, UT
Vehicle:
More projects than
you can shake a stick at.

Default

There's a place in south salt lake called cv axle that will rebuild yours for pretty cheap. I had them do mine years ago
car_cursed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Offset Calculation Questoin MY99 2.5GT Tire & Wheel 2 08-27-2003 05:29 PM
questoin about tires WuWrx Tire & Wheel 7 06-20-2003 03:10 PM
quick questoin. Tragic Southern California Impreza Club Forum -- SCIC 2 12-31-2002 12:48 PM
questoin about the ISR oil drain line smacksube Normally Aspirated with bolt-on Forced Induction Powertrain 3 12-10-2002 03:25 AM
Questoin on Equalizers Scoobie Newbie Car Audio, Video & Security 4 07-10-2002 01:48 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.