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  • 23n3ye
    23n3ye - 1994 Subaru Justy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/21/2011
    How to remove rear axle and drive axle
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      First, raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Remove the dust cap. Straithen the locking washer edge. Remove the nut, lockwasher and washer. Remove the brake drum. Be sure not to drop the outer bearing. Remove the brake line bracket from the spindle housing. Loosen the bolts and remove the brake assembly. Suspend the assembly aside with wire.

      Note: the brake drum cannot be removed by hand, use remover tool or equivalent to remove the drum.

      Using floor jack, support the suspension under the lower control arm. Remove the strut-to-spindle bolts and nuts, remove the trailing link-to-spindle bolt and nut. Remove the spindle-to-lower arm bolt and nut. Remove spindle.

      To Install:
      Clean and inspect the spindle and spacer for damage for deformation. Replace as necessary. Attach the spindle housing to the lower arm and install the bolt and nut loosely at this time. Attach the trailing arm to the spindle and install the bolt nut loosely at this time. Install the strut to the spindle housing and install the bolts and nuts loosely at this time. Tighten the strut-to-spindle bolts and nuts to 72-87ft lbs, the trailing link-to-spindle bolt and nut to 43-58ft lbs and the spindle-to-lower arm bolt and nut to 59-69ft lbs. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of removal. Tigthen each component to specifications.

      Note: prior to installing the brake drum, make sure the spacer is stalled in the correct direction on the spindle.

      Install the wheel and tire, lower the vehicle and test drive.
  • 23n3ye
    23n3ye - 1994 Subaru Justy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/21/2011
    How to remove rear axle and drive axle
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      First, raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Remove the dust cap. Straithen the locking washer edge. Remove the nut, lockwasher and washer. Remove the brake drum. Be sure not to drop the outer bearing. Remove the brake line bracket from the spindle housing. Loosen the bolts and remove the brake assembly. Suspend the assembly aside with wire.

      Note: the brake drum cannot be removed by hand, use remover tool or equivalent to remove the drum.

      Using floor jack, support the suspension under the lower control arm. Remove the strut-to-spindle bolts and nuts, remove the trailing link-to-spindle bolt and nut. Remove the spindle-to-lower arm bolt and nut. Remove spindle.

      To Install:
      Clean and inspect the spindle and spacer for damage for deformation. Replace as necessary. Attach the spindle housing to the lower arm and install the bolt and nut loosely at this time. Attach the trailing arm to the spindle and install the bolt nut loosely at this time. Install the strut to the spindle housing and install the bolts and nuts loosely at this time. Tighten the strut-to-spindle bolts and nuts to 72-87ft lbs, the trailing link-to-spindle bolt and nut to 43-58ft lbs and the spindle-to-lower arm bolt and nut to 59-69ft lbs. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of removal. Tigthen each component to specifications.

      Note: prior to installing the brake drum, make sure the spacer is stalled in the correct direction on the spindle.

      Install the wheel and tire, lower the vehicle and test drive.
  • Steph
    Steph - 1991 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/15/2011
    Can you interchange a 1995 subaru legacy manual transmission with a 1991 subaru legacy
     
    • yboy82
      6/15/2011 yboy82
      The 1991 Subaru Legacy belongs to the First Generation and the 1995 Subaru Legacy belongs to the Second Generation. I don't think it can interchange.
  • merchnt dude
    merchnt dude - 1991 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/5/2011
    Why does my car jump forward and shake wobble when im accelerating down a highway at around 60 MPH?
    It seems to lurch forward and it is quite scary.
     
    0 answer
  • Jcbarel
    Jcbarel - 1995 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/18/2011
    Neutral safety switch?
    My vehicle starts and runs but won't shift out of park, also the brake/stop fuse blows out when I press on the brake peddal.
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Your transmission is either siezed due to internal damage or its linkage is broken or binding. Nonetheless, what you need here is a transmission shop. If the neutral safety switch is defective, you will not able to start the engine. The brake switch could be defective or there's a short in its wiring circuit. A good multi tester is needed to test the switch and its wiring for voltage and continuity.
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/18/2011 HouseCallAuto
      This is not a major problem so do not worry about major tranny issues. The reason it is stuck in park is because the shifter interlock is not being activated. It is activated by stepping on the brake. You might not get through the diagnosis yourself but I know this is not major.

  • schellene
    schellene - 1989 Subaru GL - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/16/2011
    I think my U-joint has gone out. I am curious if you can suggest for me a place to purchase a new one inexpensively
    I just got the top of the motor overhauled, but before that it had 334k miles on it. I am curious about how expensive (ballpark) this will be for me to fix? I was having problems with a wobble in the wheel before the motor blew. The wobble went away after the ...
     
    • Spoon Sports
      5/16/2011 Spoon Sports
      Hope this helps

      http://parts.theujointstore.com/
      http://www.rockforddriveline.com/replacem.htm


      But as far as i know, the subaru ones are machined in and not designed for replacement. They're such low angle, they don't fail very often. Also, they are welded to the driveshaft instead of being able to be removed from it, so you need a shop that can cut the old ones off and weld the new ones on.
      Spoon Sports
      5/16/2011 schellene
      Thank you! I did go buy a new CV shaft - apparently this is the choice of part over the u-joint replacement...
  • Sherri
    Sherri - 1992 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/4/2011
    Need help identifing a part.
    1992 Subaru Legacy L, 4 Cyl 2.2 L, FWD automatic transmission. My transmission has a very bad pinhole leak at one of the gaskets. I know exactly where the leak first appears, it is not the transmission pan gasket. The leak comes from the very first gasket ...
     
  • Jay
    Jay - 1991 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/15/2011
    It starts out in 3rd gear missing 1st and 2nd
     
    • yboy82
      4/15/2011 yboy82
      You should try to check if there is a stored trouble code. Try to navigate to this link http://www.extreme-check-engine-light-codes.com... to have an idea how to extract stored trouble code in your vehicle since your vehicle is equipped with OBD I.
      yboy82
      4/24/2011 Jay
      it pulled a code of Code 33 Vehicle speed sensor fault...any suggestions?
  • Shawn
    Shawn - 1999 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/14/2011
    Can you tell me the recommended ATF fluid and how much for my car Please?
    Advance Auto told me Dex 2 or 3 and 9.8 quarts
     
    • Jason
      4/14/2011 Jason
      When you drop the pan and change the filter, not all the fluid drains out. It is usually about a third of the capacity. Dexron II or III
  • Shawn
    Shawn - 1999 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/14/2011
    I put too much ATF fluid in This Car, will it harm it?
    Changed fluid and filter and put 8 quarts Dex 3
     
    • Jason
      4/14/2011 Jason
      Yes, remove the access fluid.
  • Seppo Rickstrom
    Seppo Rickstrom - 1989 Subaru Justy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/10/2011
    drivaxsel fram drivknut
    Hur får man bort drivknuten från axeln
     
    0 answer
  • dulce
    dulce - 1993 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/24/2011
    THE GAS GAUGE IN MY CAR NOT WORKING IS IN 'E' AND THE TANK IS FULL
    301 .000 miles, start good.driving well , any light is on. while i drive in low speed is fine but after 25rpm the car loss power.
     
    0 answer
  • Jerry
    Jerry - 1997 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/17/2011
    Could there be a problem with my AWD system?
    It acts like the wheels are stuck in 4 whl drive. In a tight turn from a stop the back wheels skid and if the front wheels are turned tight enough everything tightens up and the engine will kill. It seems to be OK on straight ahead driving but the steering feels ...
     
    • Team Associated
      3/17/2011 Team Associated
      Im sorry chief, you are headed to the transmission shop on this concern of yours...even if i CAN give you the answer, trannys needs lots of SSTs (Special service tools) that shops have.
  • impreza 97
    impreza 97 - 1997 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/12/2011
    Netural safety switch
    i cant find the netural safety switch
     
    • J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      safety switch is likely on the transmission where the shift linkage attaches or above your brake pedal
      J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      3/12/2011 impreza 97
      thanks alot j&k towing for your reply i shouldnt have any trouble finding now