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2005 OB auto

Noticed past few weeks, only in reverse.

Seems to be coming from mid car and not wheels.

Universal joint?
Are they serviceable on this model/year?

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If it happens once per wheel rotation it's brakes or such.

If it happens 4x per wheel rotation it's a u-joint.

 

If it gets faster in rhythm much faster than you speed up, that is 4x wheel rotation, it's pretty noticeable.

 

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if it is that center bearing (not the standard u-joint), has anyone tried tapping in a grease fitting? 

Is there room within the bearing housing for such a move?

Edited by brus brother

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If it is rythmic squeak like the video it's a U joint.

Quite often they only make noise in reverse.

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If it is rythmic squeak like the video it's a U joint.

Quite often they only make noise in reverse.

what video?

i see there is a swf file that neither my windows or linux computer wants to open...

Edited by brus brother

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Huh, link and video is gone, trying again.

 

 

 

well strange can't even link to a youtube video.

 

On youtube search with quotes "silverado bad u-joints"

Edited by CNY_Dave

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yup cny that silverado ujoint sounds about right

anyone every tap in a grease fitting for that center bearing

i have been told by local shops that the drive shaft isn't serviceable...

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A good local shop can modify the "non serviceable" U joint mounts.  At least the local one here did with my older Loyale "non serviceable" driveshaft.  The U joints on my 09 Forester look pretty much the same as the ones on the Loyale shaft, although I have not measured them.

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Yeah, you have to dremel out the “staking” to get the old ones out. I haven’t done it yet but that’s what I understand others have done.

 

I’m going to try to use a hole saw without a pilot but, if I can find one just the right size.

 

Mine are stiff after 500k. Tried drilling to get some grease in there, but the metal is just too hard.

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The bearings are pretty destroyed by now, grease won't put the metal back. The needles get out of round, grooves get formed on the race surfaces.

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