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#1 N8NQU

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 09:07 PM

the 88 3 door 5 SPEED D/R the u-joint on the rear end just went bad,can someone tell me if the one of my 87 wagon 5 SPEED D/R work untill i can put a u-joint on the car?????i need to know ASAP so i can fix it tonight so i can go to work in the morning.
thanks a million Bill.:wave:

#2 GLCraig

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 09:18 PM

I'm 99% sure it will.

If you measure the wheelbase of the two and if they are the same then the drivelines should swap with no problems.

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 09:23 PM

thanks,i'll go check it out.Bill

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 09:38 PM

All GL/loyales share the same wheel base. It will work fine. The deciding factor is that they share the same trans. You can't mix auto and manual drivelines.

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 10:28 PM

3 door will not fit a wagon

(thats what I was told at my junkyard)

Wagon driveshafts fit other wagons

Sedans fit sedans

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:13 AM

well this is what i found,i took the one out of the wagon and then the 3 door,put them side by side and they are the same length.i now have the 3 door back on the road again.how can i get these u-joints replaced so i can put my wagon on the road??????thanks again for the quick helping hand,you guys are great.Bill:banana: :banana: :banana:

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:29 AM

Originally posted by torxxx
3 door will not fit a wagon

(thats what I was told at my junkyard)



I think your junkyard has the 3-door confused with a hatchback

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:22 AM

ALL ea82 REAR HALF of the driveshafts are the same. since you have a 5spd, and are using parts of a 5spd, it will fit

if for example the parts car was an automatic, the REAR half will still fit the same.

the difference between 5spds and autos is the FRONT HALF, carrier bearing forward, because the trannies themselves are different lengths

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:27 AM

Originally posted by N8NQU
well this is what i found,i took the one out of the wagon and then the 3 door,put them side by side and they are the same length.i now have the 3 door back on the road again.how can i get these u-joints replaced so i can put my wagon on the road??????thanks again for the quick helping hand,you guys are great.Bill:banana: :banana: :banana:



U joints in these are not rebuildable. You basically have to get another driveshaft...

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:13 PM

Facts about EA82 model vehicles,

The wheel bases are the same.
The U-joints are not "replacable"(yet).
All drivelines for EA82's are interchangable if the trans is the same.
If the trans is not the same you can swap the rear half but not the front(thanks for the memory trigger Miles)

As far as the joints not being servicable. They aren't as they sit. You will need to go to a driveline shop to get this done but they will remove the stock joints and install a new servicable joint with zerk fittings. This probably won't be cheap. But the benefits are that you can now lube your joints(longer life) and replace them yourself if they ever go bad again.

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 02:23 PM

The joints are replaceable by a do it yourselfer.

Read this thread.

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:05 PM

Originally posted by toybuilder
The joints are replaceable by a do it yourselfer.

Read this thread.

i thank you for the thread,i went and looked at it and i will try to do them myself with the help of the FIRE WRENCH.:banana: :banana: :banana:

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:14 PM

i thank everybody that has posted because it sure has made it so easy to know all the info.that you guys have learned from working on the SUBARUS.i will post when i put the u-joints in the driveshaft.:banana: :banana: :banana:

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:50 PM

This discussion has come up before so I won't bother with a long response. The Subaru Loyale and Justy rear u-joints ARE replaceable, and have been for many years. My Loyale wagons take the same part # u-joint as my 1979 Datsun 280ZX. The original joints were staked in. NO BIG DEAL. Drive them out, and install the new replacement which come with grease fittings and are held in by inside snap-rings. NO MACHINING NECESSARY. Yes, I've heard of people having their driveshafts machined to accept different joints, and I have no idea why. I've also seen people weld in NAPA #811 joints. Last time I posted this information a few people told me I was wrong. That's a little baffling since I've been replacing staked in joints for years on Subarus, Datsuns, BMWs, Jaguars, and Toyotas. Several companies have been selling universal joints for cars and truck that came factory equipped with "non-replaceable joints." Last batch I bought were from Rockford Driveline part # 430-10 for Loyales and 430-9 for Justys.
Rockfords's wepage on the matter used to be at:

http://216.239.41.10...&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 12:28 AM

Not to go off-topic...but the trannies must have been the same, unless there's a dual range auto out that I don't know about?




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