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Rear Differential Bushings

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#26 1997reduxe


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:54 AM

that is so great.
i am getting ready to replace my differential AND my valve cover gaskets.
You wouldn't by some chance need to also do a valve adjustment while you were in there, would you?


#27 nipper


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:11 PM

Well if you have an 01 Outback or other and you get a bonk at take off or turns this is what to look at. Almost feels like a rear end slip or skipping. I think this is also what may be setting off my VDC light. Once you get going noise is gone and car drives fine.

I get that THUD on my 97 I have learned to ignore it.

#28 1-3-2-4


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

Have to remove the rear subframe to change the rear diff? I don't think I've heard that before.

#29 Virrdog


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

Here are the 49191 Nolathane inserts I purchased:

Awesome. Where did you buy your inserts? I have only seen them for $80+

By the way, I live very close to you. :D

#30 cmill189


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:20 PM

Look up Whiteline KDT-903. Same part but about $20 cheaper.

#31 Virrdog


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:59 AM

Look up Whiteline KDT-903. Same part but about $20 cheaper.

Awesome, the KDT903 kit is waaay cheaper. :clap:

#32 Stoner Dude

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:07 PM

Hey guys, i just did this too. Had to trim mine the same.  The bottom of the new insert is kinda bulging out a tiny bit, but i just tightened the bolts and called it good. Thanks for the info above!! The shop was trying to charge me almost $700 for this repair and it took me a whole 15 minutes to complete. 10 or 11 of the 15 was trying to find my sharp razor to trim.  Took it for a test drive and it sure does make a big difference.

I drive a 2001 Outback wagon 3.0 LL Bean  I used Whiteline part number KDT927. Also, did you all tighten your bolts to 50 or 55 ftlbs?


I'll add photos when i re learn how to do that.

Bushing Inserts
Bushing Inserts
Bushing Inserts
Bushing Inserts

Edited by Stoner Dude, 18 September 2017 - 09:17 PM.

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