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Old 10-22-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
Bullitt 2496
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Default Help me diagnose my tranny (?) problem

Hey all...

Ive got an 06 WRX w/ an 04 STi driveline installed. I used brand new 2004 STi Axles in the tranny, and now I'm getting a repetitive clicking/thud if I turn the car at low speeds. You can feel it in the wheel and hear it pretty loudly.

Bad axles? Bad front diff? Axles not seated properly?

Anyone have any suggestions on how to diagnose this?

(on a side note... don't use 2004 sti axles in your 06 wrx in a swap... it seems like the ABS tone ring is different and my ABS stopped working once I did the swap... no code... but if you step on the brakes the pedal locks up immediately and you can't stop unless u pull the ABS fuse, then the brakes work lke normal non-abs brakes)
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like the classic axle gone bad. Bad front diff would probably make a whining noise that would change with vehicle speed (not RPM). How about hubs (pressed in bearings) that could be bad causing your axles to go bad? Did you press new wheel bearings into the Hubs when you did the install? Could the engine/tranny be out of alignment with the frame causing rapid axle failure?

These are the questions I would ask myself. I've got an 04 STI with 50k miles and my syncros are shot in the tranny. I think the front or center diff is also going because I have the afore mentioned differential whine that is speed dependent.


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