Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Rear Differential Carrier

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove or installing the heat shield and brake cable clamps



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Fig. Fig. 2: Secure the halfshafts out of the way



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove or installing the differential lower bracket



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Fig. Fig. 4: Support the differential with a transaxle jack



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove or installing the differential-to-crossmember bolts



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Fig. Fig. 6: Removing or installing the front member-to-body bolts



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Fig. Fig. 7: Removing or installing the rear differential and front member



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Fig. Fig. 8: Exploded view of the rear differential and mounting-Loyale shown

  1. Drain the differential oil (see General Information & Maintenance ).
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  3. Raise the rear wheels and support the car on jackstands.
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  5. Remove the exhaust pipe and muffler as outlined in the Engine Removal portion of Engine & Engine Overhaul .
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  7. Remove the driveshaft and axle shafts.
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  9. Support the differential carrier with a jack.
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  11. Remove the two nuts securing the differential to the rear mounting bracket.
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  13. Remove the two bolts securing the differential to the front mounting bracket.
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  15. Lower the jack and remove the differential.
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  17. To install, reverse Steps 1 through 8. Observe the following torque specifications:

    Rear mounting nuts: 53 ft. lbs. (72 Nm)
     
    Front mounting bolts: 53 ft. lbs. (72 Nm)
     

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