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Drive axle - boot joint? '86 1,8 4WD
Posted 21 August 2003 - 09:22 AM
I own a Subaru -'86 1,8 GL 4WD, with 370.000km on the meter.
(about 230.000 miles) Still runs like a dream, and it looks good as well
I have replaced the brakes and rear shock absorbers, plus the entire exhaust system.
Anyway, I am a complete newbie when dealing with things such as drive axles, boot joints etc.
being Norwegian, I'm not all that good when it comes to tech terms in English
So, my questions are:
Boot - is that the rubber cover over the drive axle joints? Yes/No?
Mine is broken on the outer left hand side, and needs to be replaced.
If this is right.. forgive me if I am mistaken: how does one replace the boot on an old Leone? Or even better, the drive axle?
I've searched everywhere for info on how to do this, but I'm still blank, so if anyone has a guide or description of how to do this, I'd be very grateful!
Also, I wonder if the drive axles are.. how shall I say this.. 'loose' so they can be knocked out of the hub(?), or do are they fastened in any way that I should know of before attempting to destroy my car? hehe
Hoping for some clarifying answers
Posted 21 August 2003 - 10:03 AM
axel IS "loose" in the hub, remove the nut, hit it with a hammer
and its free........
after you've done a few, you can replace an axel in about 20 minutes..
loosen the axel nut, then the lug nuts.
jack up the car, use stands
remove the ball joint nut
use pickle fork to break ball joint
drive pin out of inner joint
and wrestle the axel out
IRC Undernet #lemon
Posted 21 August 2003 - 11:50 AM
The only thing I'm wondering about now is:
I know what a pickle is, and what a fork is.. hehe, but what kind of tool is a pickle fork?
EDIT: I've found out Thanks again )
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