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Old 06-29-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
Joe_Breezy
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I was installing my coilovers today on my car, started with the front passenger side, everything went smoothly, no problem at all. Moved on to the front driver side, everything was going well, I released the two bolts on the bottom of strut and lowered down the rotor and axle area so i could remove the stock suspension, when I tipped the rotor towards me to slide the stock strut out, I noticed tranny fluid starting to drip out from where the drivers side axle enters the transmission. I continued to put the aftermarket coilover in and bolted everything back up, I put the tire on the car and now when the car is lowered down off the jack and on the ground, it's not leaking anymore... any suggestions? If I have to I will install stock suspension and bring the car to subaru, I just think it's weird it stopped leaking. Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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What probably happened, if I'm not mistaken, is since the wrx has male axles is that when you pulled the rotor assembly towards you, you pulled the axle out of the tranny enough to cause a leak in the seal. If it is not leaking anymore then you have nothing to worry about. Just make sure your axle is seated firmly and that the c clip the male axles use are in place. Besides that just check that side every so often to make sure you didn't tear the seal when the axle moved. Have fun on the new coils.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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Also no need to put stock suspension back on, worst case scenario is you tore a 20 dollar seal that can be replaced for $100 labor. You can do this at home but seating the seal is tough so u don't tear it installing it. Hope this helps
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