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Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:58 PM
Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:03 PM
If it does break, it can potentially take out the back end of the transmission where the clutch pack for the all wheel drive is at.
Check out www.car-part.com for a driveline.
Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:18 PM
TUS-10 U-joint. The staking isn't that tough to cut off of the old joint. Then just press the new one in. This can be done with a large C-clamp believe it or not.
Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:51 PM
If not comfortable with replacing the joints, take the driveshaft and the new joints to just about any machine shop. I doubt if the labor will exceed $50.
Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:49 AM
They are replaceable - old mother Subaru just won't do it. $20 part and 30 minutes and they want you to pay $1,000+ to repair it LMAO!!!!! Gotta love the incompetency of dealers.
Ujoints are $20 - $40 (Rockford is the $40 ones).
Like John said, any automotive machine shop can install it.
***Note - All Subaru dealers have a machine shop they use for resurfacing flywheels and resurfacing/repairing/testing engine heads. So your Subaru has a direct connection to a place that can and will do this.
1. See if Subaru will allow their normal machine shop they use to install the ujoint
2. take the driveshaft to a (even the same one Subaru uses) automotive machine shop and have them install the ujoint and Subaru installs the finished product. you can simply ask Subaru which shop they use if you need to find one.
* the shop will likely want you to supply the ujoint since it's an obscure repair/part.
3. install a used driveshaft. easy to replace and they fail rarely enough that this is generally a decent option, ujoints can be tested for lumpiness if they're like new or not. hopefully the yard/shop is honest or tests that since you're not there to discern.
here's a link that has the part number he mentioned in the store above - i looked since i was curious of price, they have that TUS part number he listed above for $20:
Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:55 AM
you've given us as little information as possible to go on in terms of driving it - it's kind of like me saying "my leg is cut" - can i run on it?
1. if it's been cut for 3 months, infected, gangrene, and arteries are damaged - then don't walk any more than to the vehicle to take you to the ER.
2. if it's a paper cut you did yesterday - go run a marathon
generally they don't just let loose with no prior symptoms and can be driven somewhat.
1. how long has it been having any symptoms (noise/vibration)?
2. how bad is it right now - the noise/vibration?
3. how long is your drive/commute?
If they fail it's really bad news as depending which you joint it is - the furthest one up front can swing around and take out the rear housing on the transmission. they certainly don't want that to happen, the customer would be really excited about Subaru not protecting them from that.
Edited by grossgary, 28 June 2014 - 05:56 AM.
Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:03 PM
I've seen the results of a few that have let loose. I can get bad real fast.
Better safe than sorry. It's going to cost less to fix it now than to wait.
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