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Remove driveshaft to solve torque bind? 02 Legacy 4eat

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#26 idosubaru


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:00 PM

that's crazy.  at least it's done.  i'd like to know if that diff was out of oil.


the never fail and are super easy to replace, used is the way to go here. 

#27 hankosolder2


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:32 PM

Shop #3 did install a used diff, supposedly with 60K miles on it. (That mileage always seems to surface on used car parts... I think it's the lowest possible credible number or something when you're pulling a fictious mileage out of your rump.) The price was not a great bargain (they doubled the J/Y price on the used diff and charged a pretty decent chunk of labor to install it) but it saved me a 400 mile round trip drive, and it's working well now, so fine by me!


They said there were chunks of metal in the oil, so that implies there was some oil in there.... :-)




#28 Fairtax4me



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:41 PM

Glad to hear it was just the rear diff. Hopefully the binding symptoms will not return.

#29 idosubaru


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:48 PM

excellent. found a used one, fixed and 400 miles to the good.

#30 johnceggleston


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:14 PM

and the car supposedly drives just fine now.



that's way better than ''just like it used to''.

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