Samir Duran: any suggestions for the centre bolt removal ? sheered several tools trying
to remove it :/
TimmithyZERO: I was wondering if a 2005 Outback was similar?
Ace Goodman: thank you for the heads up that's exactly the way I did it and I wasn't
sure that was the right way.
Larry Reeves: OK, most of this is pretty good.
(1) Aligning or inserting the Roll Pin is easier under the car.
(2) The splines are not the problem, He talks about the wear in the splines
as creating the noise. The splines don't wear, there pinned, no movement
should be possible without the ping falling out.
The noise should be from the CV joint itself.
I just replaced mine while I had the transmission out for a clutch
replacement. Just had to remove the nut.
This video was helpful for just the Nut size. I did not have a 32 MM socket.
Scott Smith: Brian:
Just wanted to give you a big THANKS on Thanksgiving day. This is the
second video of yours that has really helped me (other was head gaskets)
with my 2001 Subaru Forester.
To folks considering a passenger side CV axle replacement, pay attention to
Brian's roll pin punch advice. I tried to improvise with a long nail,
sawed off square. Get a punch before tackling this job.
Brian, you rock. Happy turkey day.
Ignacio Barcia: Hi your videos are awesome. Thank you for that. I wanted to ask you if this
instructions would differ too much from a 2000 Legacy GT. I need to do
mine. Also you are not taking apart the lower control arm or the disk and
brakes right? That would make it so much simpler!
ThatDubstepGuy1996: Can I do this with the car on ramps? Or do I need the wheels suspended?
va3ied: Brian Another great vid...When you replace your cv's do you notice the
jobber parts wear out faster? I remember having a 2 wheel drive legacy and
found the OEM lasted way longer...wondering if the 4 wheel drives
distribute the wear and tear better with fewer issues than the 2 wheel
drive..plan to remove the engine in the 01 legacy this spring for a
HG...your videos-and unassuming approach--builds confidence for us semi
mechanical types.I actually like working on the subie more than my TR6 scott
Shaun Kijak: thanks very much i figure for 4.00 each just get new ones. and what are
your feelings about autozone remans and oreilleys remans so many mixed
views and beliefs. thansk for a rapid reply too. long time viewer finally a
first time subscriber! your the snap dizzle mr brian
briansmobile1: Thanks! When people express appreciation like that I know it was worth
Regan Gibson: Didn't tighten my lug nuts down enough! :( Rumbling is gone.
Adrian Skywalker: What thickness should the driver tool have? I'm about to remove the drive
shaft on my 1992 Libero microvan. I kinda' eyeball measured 4mm, but I'm
not sure. One hell of a messy job with the CV boots. Don't get me wrong, I
love working on cars and everything, but this is one of those things that I
wouldn't want to do ever again in my life. I tried to only go with removing
the outboard joint, but I can't put it back in place, I must take the shaft
out of the gearbox. Great video. Helped a lot.
klosnoski: Kudos. fought this in my early years as a tech. Need a vid of the bleed
screw on the rad on the outbacks for a WP replacement. have had a grillion
calls on overheat issues on outbacks and others after diy pump jobs . i
have even missed it twice . doom on me
briansmobile1: You're welcome!
spelunkerd: @briansmobile1 Engineers often get flak from mechanics, but here's an
example where they were thinking ahead. By having the soft metal on an
easily replaceable part, they made the repair dramatically easier. By the
way, I really like the technical parts of this video -- great lighting and
excellent viewing angles.
briansmobile1: You're welcome Crack my friend!
assaltshaker: Thanks Brian, How do you remove a tri-pot type axle that does NOT have pin
to punch out?
briansmobile1: Sometimes I do it on the bench. It's easy to go too far on the bench and
block the opening- also if you do it under the car you can look through the
hole to see if it's alined. With a pin in it you're blocked and could
easily be off 180.
1audionote: I own a 2008 Subaru Sti and I bought the factory service manual. I just
replaced the front wheel bearings on my car and the manual says the axel
nuts needed to be torqued to 162ft.lbs failure to torque the wheel nuts to
spec will result in bearing failure. I find it hard to believe that you
would omit such an important detail. The subaru you were working on has a
correct torque spec for the axel nuts and you should never just impact
wrench them on...."knowledge is king"
briansmobile1: Pry between the housing it sticks in and the tri-pot.
briansmobile1: I don't know man.
Wagonman5900: WOW! I didn't expect an answer that certain. So your saying I bought an
axle that was already worn? Phooey.
Hystile1: Thanks this was very helpful.
fuq yeuh: had a problem, swapped the front axles, and there is noise coming from the
front end, going to get it checked out, sounds annoying its a constant
clicking sound coming from below the shifter
7Westwood: Thanks for another GREAT video... You will save me a ton of money !!!!
Ted Christman: Brian, good job, very straight forward.
briansmobile1: I don't know- possibly it would send all power to front stubs and you
patches301: How do you get the axle nut off? mine will not budge!
Michael Lewis: question for you will the rear axles of a 97 outback fit a 2002 rear diff?
I can't figure out if they both use the same axles or one is male/female.
briansmobile1: You're welcome!
briansmobile1: Forester didn't come out till 1998. Cardone Select 66-7055 New CV Axle Link
in the description.
briansmobile1: @MrAbrink On that I'd clean the battery cables and then see what's up from
briansmobile1: @Epill11 Yes
briansmobile1: You're most welcome!
Domingo Morales Santana: Hola tengo un subaruu impresa 2500 wrx y tiene un problema que se queda din
fuerza y suele dar cabezasos se le a cambiado caudalimetro y inyectores y
no se más que hacer usted puede ayudarme por favor le dejo mi correo
email@example.com Hi I have a printed subaruu 2500 wrx and you have a
problem that is din force and usually give head movements and he is you
changed flowmeter and injectors and not is more to do you can help me
please I leave my email firstname.lastname@example.org
TOYSTOMPA: Thank you! thank you! thank you!
georgemiamitaz: i wish he would replace my cv axle............. in my pants
Gary Dunning: Just replaced my CV's, thanks for the video. One thing that happened was
those roll pins holding the cv to the transmission shaft. I drove the first
pin out then pulled the cv out but the trans shaft came out with the cv. I
guess the shaft had some rust and stuck fast. I had no choice but pull off
the trans shaft from the old cv, put the shaft on the new CV and then
install the new CV. The other side CV I did not bother removing the pin,
just pulled and out it came. Replaced and all is fine.
Regan Gibson: After rebooting the axle and putting it back in I notice a bad rumble
coming from the wheel at high speeds. Could I have damaged the bearing by
hammering on the axle to get it out, or over-torquing it? Also I noticed
very slight play in the inner axle joint after I rebooted it. Any thoughts?
chris michail: Hey Brian! Do you know, the correct cv joints i need for my car? There
still on the car because i dont want to take them off and then take to long
to find them. So there not broken yet but are ticking alot. I've been told
that the outer teeth mesures 27mm,the inner side is 22mm, and the middle
seal is 56mm. I thought someone like you who has worked on a few Subaru car
will know. Thanks Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. Subaru Forester Turbo 1997
Chassis Number SF5 Engine model EJ20G
briansmobile1: If the cross bolt comes out and it's not rusted together you don't have to.
Ours was Fehrshiznict so we did take it off.
briansmobile1: You're welcome buddy!
intexxi: Awesome quality and very thorough.. Do you know if the axles are similar on
rayford52: the mother in law needs alternator work for some reason on subarus 5
warning lights comes on when the alternator messes up, I have had that
happen to me twice and I am on my forth subaru I really like them.
Josh Gillispie: What do you mean about the dimple, and how can I be sure that it's correct?
briansmobile1: I'm a Subaru- guru. The tool I made from that Stanley punch set really
helps a lot.
How to replace the CV axle in your Subaru5
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