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reluctant mechanic

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    Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    Googled "Subaru 98 Forester"
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    I have always had Toyotas and Hondas and done most of my own repair work. I bought the Forester to have a four wheel drive for my wife and have discovered way more problems than I anticipated.
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    98 Forester
  1. I cannot tell from your last post what is actually the proper sequence to reset the alarm. Would you mind terribly giving us a 1. 2. 3. list of the actions required to reset? Thanks,
  2. I just bought a '98 Forester which has a vibration when under load. Mechanic said I have frozen u joints and the prop shaft has to be replaced ($1100) because they are non-serviceable. I really hate being told what can't be done and I'm a cheap-skate, so I did a little searching and came up with http://rockforddriveline.com/replacem.htm. These guys have a whole line of u joints for "non-serviceable" drive shafts. I ordered three u joints for $110 and will replace them and test drive it. If I don't update this topic, it means all went well. Otherwise I will warn of the pitfalls. I would love to hear if anyone else has attempted this and what their success was.