AntiD2: just thought i'd add something, i know this video is a bit old, but i work
at a subaru dealer, much easier way of doing these and any axle on a
subaru, we take the pin out of the ball joint, take the nut off the ball
joint that connects to the control arm, get a hammer and smack the control
arm, disconnect the two, and slide it out, that way no need to worry about
alignment at all
digdisjs: Please help
digdisjs: Please help
justgonnastay: Question: If it is economically feasible, are you better off replacing both
CV axles at the same time?
Kyle Keeler: So all you detach on the wheel side are the two bolts that hold the strut
to the spindle, or do you remove the bj?
jdmcommute: What about the seal that seals the gear oil in on the trans side. Does that
just remove and replace? My passanger side STI seal is seaping a bit.
DugMotorsports: I couldnt find it in the comments so I was wondering what size punch did
you grinde down? I need to replace both cv axles on my 96 and I was going
to go to sears and just get a punch
Matthew Tulip: I randomly clicked this video trying to get a better understanding of the
rack and pinion to CV's and I clicked this video. it 100% explains how to
fix a problem im having in my car, I knew I had inner left CV issues but I
thought it was the joint not the Axle! thanks man "subscribed"
Samir Duran: any suggestions for the centre bolt removal ? sheered several tools trying
to remove it :/
thamnophis14: Great video. Thought it was going to be a difficult replacement but I see
it isn't. Thanks from me and my 2000 Outback
aakjaa: thanks for sharing your expertise. Thoughts on simply removing the
bottom A frame castle nut to move the strut assembly out of the
way...this'd then allow a gut to completely remove the entire axle and
transmission component...then knock out and remove the roll-pin on the
bench....then drive the new pin into the new axle....then replace the
entire axle back into the transmission.....??? wonder if there are
dangers in this method?
TimmithyZERO: I was wondering if a 2005 Outback was similar?
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.
digdisjs: Hey brian thanks for the Subaru fix it videos has helped this Aussie out
with my old my99 audm wrx. Just a quiz question. I've noticed on youtube
there's a heap of videos showing how to replace the front cv axles but
there is not one about the rear drive shafts or diff. If by chance u can do
this ur guidance will be greatly appreciated. Jase
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.
flimflabber: do you need a torque wrench to do this? or can you just mark the rotation
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!
briansmobile1: @goldtinium It's either the sway bar end link or the right CV axle. Lift
the front of the car and check it out.
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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
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TOYSTOMPA: Thank you! thank you! thank you!
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