Subaru Car 1998-05

Removal & Installation 2

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Rear



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Wheel
     
    Axle nut, unstake the nut before attempting removal
     

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  5. Remove the rear differential from models equipped with a T-type as follows:
    1. Place the gear shifter into theNeutral
    2.  
    3. Release the parking brake.
    4.  
    5. Remove the rear exhaust pipe and muffler.
    6.  
    7. Remove the heat shield cover.
    8.  
    9. Remove the driveshaft (propeller).
    10.  
    11. Remove the rear differential protector, if equipped.
    12.  
    13. Place a transmission jack under the differential and loose the nuts that attach the differential to the rear crossmember.
    14.  
    15. Remove the driveshaft joint from the differential using a suitable shaft removal tool such as ST 28099PA100.
    16.  
    17. Remove the protector nut.
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    19. Remove the differential front member and support the differential assembly with the transmission jack making sure to securely attach the differential to the jack with a chain or strap.
    20.  
    21. Remove the nuts attaching the differential to the crossmember.
    22.  
    23. Remove the differential stud bolt from the rear crossmember bushing. You may have to carefully adjust the angle and position of the jack to facilitate stud removal.
    24.  
    25. Once the stud bolt has been removed, lower the jack, making sure the rear drive shaft does not strike the lateral link bolt.
    26.  
    27. Pull the driveshaft out of the differential and remove the differential.
    28.  

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  7. Remove the rear differential from models equipped with a VA-type as follows:
    1. Place the gear shifter into theNeutral
    2.  
    3. Release the parking brake.
    4.  
    5. Remove the rear exhaust pipe and muffler.
    6.  
    7. Remove the heat shield cover.
    8.  
    9. Remove the driveshaft (propeller).
    10.  
    11. Place a transmission jack under the differential and loosen the nuts that attach the differential to the rear crossmember.
    12.  
    13. Remove the driveshaft joint from the differential using a suitable shaft removal tool such as ST 28099PA100.
    14.  
    15. Remove the protector nut.
    16.  
    17. Remove the nuts with attach the differential to the front member. Support the differential assembly with the transmission jack.
    18.  
    19. Remove the differential front member and securely attach the differential to the jack with a chain or strap.
    20.  
    21. Remove the nuts attaching the differential to the crossmember.
    22.  
    23. Remove the differential stud bolt from the rear crossmember bushing. You may have to carefully adjust the angle and position of the jack to facilitate stud removal.
    24.  
    25. Once the stud bolt has been removed, lower the jack, making sure the rear drive shaft does not strike the lateral link bolt.
    26.  
    27. Pull the driveshaft out of the differential and remove the differential.
    28.  

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  9. Remove the axle nut and using a suitable puller, remove the halfshaft from the being careful not to damage the tone wheel using puller ST 926470000 and plate ST 927140000.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Insert the axle into the hub splines being careful not to damage the tone wheel using adapter installer ST1 922431000 and adapter ST2 927390000. Tighten the axle nut until snug.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear differential from models equipped with a VA-type as follows:
    1. Place the differential on a transmission jack and fasten securely with a chain or band.
    2.  
    3. Place a seal protector tool such as ST28099PA090 on the differential.
    4.  
    5. Insert the splined shaft of the halfshaft until the spline portion is inside the oil seal.
    6.  
    7. Remove the seal protector.
    8.  
    9. Insert the driveshaft into the differential until it is fully seated.
    10.  
    11. Adjust the transmission jack as necessary so the stud bolt is inserted correctly into the crossmember bushing.
    12.  
    13. Once the stud bolt is inserted, raise the transmission jack until the differential is level.
    14.  
    15. Temporarily tighten the rear crossmember nuts.
    16.  
    17. Remove the band or chain securing the differential to the transmission jack and raise the differential enough to move the jack away. Install the differential member and two inner bolts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm) and the outer bolt to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
    18.  
    19. Tighten the crossmember self locking nut to 51 ft. lbs. (70 Nm) and the protector nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
    20.  
    21. Remove the jack and install the driveshaft (propeller).
    22.  
    23. Install the heat shield cover.
    24.  
    25. Install the rear exhaust pipe and muffler.
    26.  
    27. Apply the parking brake.
    28.  
    29. Place the gear shifter into thePark
    30.  

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  5. Remove the filler plug and fill the differential to the level. Tighten the filler plug to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
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  7. Install the rear differential from models equipped with a T-type as follows:
    1. Place the differential on a transmission jack and fasten securely with a chain or band.
    2.  
    3. Place seal protector tool ST 28099PA090 over the differential side oil seal and insert the shaft until the spline portion is inside the seal. Remove the seal protector.
    4.  
    5. Insert the axle shaft completely into the differential
    6.  
    7. Adjust the transmission jack as necessary so the stud bolt is inserted correctly into the crossmember bushing.
    8.  
    9. Once the stud bolt is inserted, raise the transmission jack until the differential is level.
    10.  
    11. Temporarily tighten the rear crossmember nuts .
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    13. Remove the band or chain securing the differential to the transmission jack and raise the differential enough to move the jack away. Install the differential member and tighten the T1 bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) and the T2 bolt to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
    14.  
    15. Tighten the rear crossmember self locking nut to 51 ft. lbs. (70 Nm) and the protector nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
    16.  
    17. Remove the jack and install the driveshaft (propeller).
    18.  
    19. Install the heat shield cover.
    20.  
    21. Install the rear exhaust pipe and muffler.
    22.  
    23. Apply the parking brake.
    24.  
    25. Place the gear shifter into thePark
    26.  

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  9. Remove the filler plug and fill the differential to the level. Tighten the filler plug to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
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  11. Install or connect the following:

    Axle nut and tighten to 174 ft. lbs. (235 Nm). Stake the nut.
     
    Wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  12.  
  13. Check all fluids and road test the vehicle.
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    Fig. Place seal protector tool ST 28099PA090 over the differential side oil seal-Legacy/Outback/Baja



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    Fig. Tighten the differential front member and tighten the T1 and T2 bolts to the specifications outlined in the procedure-Legacy/Outback/Baja



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    Fig. Install the axle into the hub splines using adapter installer ST1 922431000 and adapter ST2 927390000-Legacy/Outback/Baja



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    Fig. Location of the rear differential drain and fill plugs-Legacy/Outback/Baja


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Axle nut
     
    Wheels
     
    Halfshaft from the differential using remover tool ST 28099PA100
     

  4.  


NOTE
The side spline shaft circlip comes out with the shaft.


CAUTION
Be careful not to damage the side bearing retainer use the bolt at the 5 O-clock position as a supporting point when using the removal tool.



Axle shaft from the hub using puller ST 9266470000 and puller plate 927140000
 

To install:

  1. Install the axle shaft into the hub. Use installer ST 922431000 and adapter ST 927390000 to pull the drive shaft into place and hand tighten the axle nut.
  2.  
  3. Place a seal protector tool such as ST28099PA090 on the differential.
  4.  
  5. Insert the splined shaft of the halfshaft until the spline portion is inside the oil seal.
  6.  
  7. Remove the seal protector.
  8.  
  9. Insert the driveshaft into the differential until it is fully seated.
  10.  
  11. Insert the splined shaft of the halfshaft until the spline portion is inside the oil seal.
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  13. Torque the new axle nut to 137 ft. lbs. (186 Nm) on 2000-01 models or 174 ft. lbs. (235 Nm) on 2002-03 models and stake the nut.

    Wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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