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Old 02-14-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Cana
1998 Legacy 2.5GT

Default CV Axles

I think that the CV joints in my 1998 Legacy GT are going in the rear and I'm looking into the replacement of the whole axle as I heard that it would be cheeper then getting the joints replaced. I called my loacal dealership and they said that it would take 2 hours to replace each axle. I thought that it was a bit long (they might just be giving some EXTRA time)

So how long does it take to pop out the old axle and pop in a new one?
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:53 AM   #2
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I've never done it before, but I know what's involved for the most part. If I had the car on a lift and the right tools (like the dealership certainly would have), I'm pretty sure even I could replace an axle in less than two hours. There's no reason why a trained mechanic shouldn't be able to replace both in two hours.
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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2004 STi


Post # 9 has great instructions for removing the axle.

I had a torn cv boot so me and a friend removed the axle, cleaned it, found out that the axle was in perfect condition so we only replaced the rubber boot and new grease. Total time was about an 1.5 hours (first time/beginner mechanics)

EDIT: That was for a wrx, dont know if the insructions are the same for a Legacy
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Old 02-26-2005, 10:32 PM   #4
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In Indy we have a place, Indy Rac & Axle, remanufactured $189.99. You should have some place local like that. I would use them i I needed them.
I can remove and axle in 20-30 min.
And don't foget the sprung roll pin on the trans end of the shaft. I would replace those.
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