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Syncro and CV replacement?

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#1 LJRacing91


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Posted 27 November 2003 - 10:43 PM

I'm considering getting an older Subaru (1985 4WD GL Station Wagon, 3" Lift) with just a couple problems... it has a worn 3rd gear Syncro, and needs CV Joints replaced... I searched and didn't find anything on this, and was wondering if you guys could give me a price range to look for as far as how much those repairs would cost...

Thanks for any help...

#2 Scrub2k


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Posted 27 November 2003 - 11:32 PM

im not sure on the price of the syncros but if you goto a junk yard you can prolly get the CV's for $15-30 each (at least around here) if you buy them new(reman) expect to pay $75-150+core each the choice is totally up to you, these are prices that i found when looking for my car, so yours might be slightly different, but that give you an idea :D

#3 the_bard


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Posted 27 November 2003 - 11:33 PM

Replace the driveshafts instead of the CV joints... from what I've heard, replacing the CV joints themselves is difficult and requires specials tools. Swapping out the driveshafts isn't anything major... I managed to do it with limited tools (the most unusual was a 3/16" pin punch), in about an afternoon. Do a search on the USMB... there's a good guide to it on here.

As for the tranny... I've heard somewhere on the board of somebody repairing that dreaded 3rd gear synchro, but I can't remember 'xactly who it was. From what I heard, though, he pulled the tranny out, took it apart, rebuilt the synchro, then put everything back in.

It'll probably be easier to find a replacement tranny, and swap it in.

#4 MilesFox


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Posted 27 November 2003 - 11:37 PM

the cv axle can be serviced with a 36mm nut, a 3/16 in drift punch, and a good sized hammer.

if you search, you will find a lot on the procedure, many different tricks to the trade.

if the axle doesnt pop too bad, the boots can be replaced, also

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