Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday December 11, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline

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. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
Jon [in CT]
*** Banned ***
Member#: 2992
Join Date: Nov 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Connecticut, USA
02 WRX Sedan

Default New Axle Shaft Breakage/Damage TSB

SOA recently issued a new TSB and its description is at http://techinfo.subaru.com/html/disp...p?doc_id=73234. I hadn't realized that people were breaking their axle shafts often enough to warrant a TSB about the problem.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Jon [in CT] is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 01-20-2005, 01:31 PM   #2
👏 Big Ron 👏
Member#: 18062
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: I can save you a ton of cash
on car parts so PM
me b4 j00 buy


I agree with you Jon. Nice find BTW....you and your damn searching skillz!
Unabomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
Scooby Guru
Member#: 8343
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Atlanta, GA
2005 2012 Jeep
2013 DGM BRZ


I think that has to do with the STI more than anything else. If the DCCD stays open or you are in manual mode and set it that way 2/3 of the torque goes to the rear wheels. If guys launch by just dumping the clutch at 6000rpm, you can get axle hop in the rear which snaps axles, usually at the outer CV. I've read 5-6 cases of this on the board here alone. It's a lot better than breaking the rear diff or transmission. The new axles are expensive, although it only takes about 10 minutes to swap them, I've heard of them getting covered under warranty. I can't see how under any normal driving you'd break them.
dwx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2005, 04:53 PM   #4
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 49087
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Inside your carnot cycle
1998 RST V8 STi swap
'05 R6 '95 BMW V8 hotness


I've snapped 2 axles... it's annoying.
no-coast-punk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2005, 08:48 AM   #5
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 81233
Join Date: Feb 2005
Exclamation Broken Rear Axles

I experienced the disappointment of breaking my rear axles first hand last week. My factory STI has been in the shop since. I have gone back and forth with the dealer. I was not launching at 6000 RPM as the TSB describes the root of the problem. I hit 2nd gear at like 4500 RPM and that was enough I guess. So donít drive like Solberg because the rear end in the STI are not designed to handle the 300ft-lb of torque the engine and transmission are touted deliver. They did agree to pay for 1/2 of the more than $1200 service fee.
mclendonmdw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2006, 09:42 PM   #6
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 6152
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: madison,indiana,usa
2005 STi
Aspen White


Mine was replaced completely under warranty!!! THANX SOA!!!
2005 Subaru STi

Turbo Mods-
FP 20G turbo
Injen phantom FMIC
Power-enterprise 850cc injectors
FORGE UNOS boost controller
FORGE recirculation BOV
Carbon fiber front air duct
GReddy radiator shroud
Invidia bell mouth DP
Vibrant Cat-Back N1 style Exhaust
Perrin BIG MAF
Perrin turbo inlet tube

Work EMOTIONS bronze 18x8.5
Charge Speed CF front lip

CUSCO Zero 2R coilovers
Hotchkis competition sway bars
Hotchkis rear lateral links
Hotchkis Rear Camber Links
Hotchkis Swaybar Endlinks

Valentine V1 hardwire ready
Defi control unit
Defi boost gauge
tailout is offline   Reply With Quote

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
FS: rear half-shaft, axle shaft STi garagedefeat Drivetrain 5 05-29-2009 11:50 AM
10 second Subaru - shaft breakages sko081 Built Motor Discussion 3 09-04-2007 05:49 PM
USDM 6 spd swap, Axle shaft?'s AK'S REX Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 6 08-03-2005 11:09 AM
Axl Shaft & Crank Seal Leaking BLuExTaCiE Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC 9 10-03-2004 11:52 PM
Replacement STI Axle Shafts? scottinal Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 20 10-30-2003 05:17 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.