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About destey

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  • Birthday 07/30/1981

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    1995 Legacy 5spd sedan
  1. Taking the sun roof glass out doesn't require dropping the headliner etc? Just undo a few bolts? Are they hidden behind the plastic trim? Curious in case I have to do this eventually, but for now I think the silicon spray appears to be working. Had a couple of thunderstorms with a decent amount of rain and no leaks so far.
  2. I had always thought the engineers accepted that some water would work its way around the metal roof, hence the channels that act like gutters and the 4 drains. I think this is all working ok in my car. Seems like the water is just taking a path unintended by the engineers (comes out on the plastic covers that snap onto the sliding glass). I'll try and take a pic of where its leaking down from I'm thinking you're right on the money with the silicon spray. The seal seems dried and slightly shrunk. Any recommendations for brand or can I just go to walmart and buy "silicon spray" somewhere in the auto aisle?
  3. Got a 2000 Legacy GT limited, sun roof leaks after a rain. Drains are ok, I poured water down them all. I did some searching and people talk about the seal on the rails. But that doesn't look like its where its coming from. The water appears to be going between the seal and the glass and leaks down on the car seat, never making it outward to the rails and drains. Looks like it was designed for some water to go between the seal and the car sheet metal body, but not between the seal and the glass. It would appear as though this seal has dried/weather checked and isn't functioning anymore. Anyone know where to get this seal?
  4. I actually tried to do that to the original driveshaft after I felt vibration. Bought a kit supposedly that would work in my driveline. Pressed out the old yoke, put in the new one. There was a tiny bit of slop though after and no way to figure out how to shim it because I have no balancer. There was something about the surfaces too that didn't allow for a very precise location of the yoke caps.
  5. I got one from a junkyard in there now. The ujoint bearings didn't feel great but I might look into that site. Thanks
  6. Returned that bad shaft, then they sent me another one. Which was all scratched up, and surprise, vibrated terribly. 3 bad shafts in a row, the third one looked exactly like the the first one down to the scratches. I think they just sent me the first shaft again. Don't ever buy from Buyautoparts.com or their ebay store.
  7. It was the main propeller shaft. I put in a used one I had bought a while back from a junkyard and the vibration disappeared. Originally I bought the new driveshaft because the junkyard one was rusted and pitted at the transmission end and wore out the seal. So that part outfit sent me 2 bad propeller shafts, the original one was bad and so was the replacement.
  8. A lititle bit in the steering wheel when it gets bad at about 45 or so. I see the rear view mirror vibrating and I can feel vibration on the cabin interior
  9. Swapped in a new axle to the left rear, still doing it. That rules out all the CV axles. Has to be the rear differential, front differential, auto transmission or propeller shaft. I did notice when I had the car on the lift for the last axle change that when I spun the tires, the main propeller shaft wobbles. Which is weird since this I put a new propeller shaft in, then returned it due to thinking it was bad, and the replacement didn't help either. Not sure what else it could be. Going to put in the original prop shaft and see it changes.
  10. Put the axle that I took out of the left front and put it in the right front, still doing it. That just leaves the right rear axle, rear differential, front differential, or automatic transmission. Doesn't look like its the right rear cv axle based on the video. Nor does it look like the rear carrier is vibrating. I guess the next step is to try and mount that camera to each thing and see if it vibrates. If that doesn't seem to find it, I ordered a cheap arduino accelerometer module from china. I'll build this and see if I can pinpoint it http://stevesprojectpages.com/accelerometer-data-logger-with-ir-trigger/
  11. Here's a couple of videos of the axles. The right front one didn't come out very well, you can only see the axle barely. The second video of the right rear is better. Doesn't seem to be vibrating from the right rear axle. The differential doesn't look to be vibrating either. I'm going to try and get another video of the right front tomorrow. Sort of looks like its vibrating but hard to tell. https://youtu.be/U-2-xwKjzO0 https://youtu.be/GymuEYBT6Pw
  12. Put another new axle in the left rear, still doing it.
  13. Just drained it and no metal debris. Hopefully the rear differential is ok. Left rear axle coming at the end of the week. I'll post an update after I get that in