I have a 1989 subaru gl wagon, and when i bought the car i had to replace the left front cv axle, then several months later i started getting a knocking noise from that side so i replaced it again and the knocking noise is back. im considering replacing the wheel bearing but until then does anyone have an idea of what else could cause this?
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Re: subaru cv axle noise?
Do you know if this car has ever been recked? if your going thru that many axels makes me think something is not running true, a wheel bearing would not make a cv joint in a axel go bad. Did you replace the axels? or did you have them done at a shop, and did you see the old axels after they were replaced. You got bigger problems than a wheel bearing. From what i can gather some thing is bent or your getting bunch of bad axels witch i dought.
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That whole deals sounds fishy. Brake job should be about $100 depending on parts. That part about needing to replace axle to replace ball joints doesn't sound right. I've been a diesel mechanic for 30 yrs and bought, drove and fixed used cars a bunch. Not that specific one, but plenty of them. Get another opinion.
If you are replacing the CV joint itself, you have spent too much money for one, and are in for more work than needed. I own a 1993 Subaru Loyale Wagon, front wheel drive (converting to four). I had to replace both sides when I got it, and it is so much easier to replace the drive axles rather than the CV joint. I suggest returning the part, and purchasing the entire drive axle. The drive axle will require the same steps : Remove brake system, knock out pin in drive axle near tranny, and pull the drive axle out. Insert new drive axle, replace pin (if new one is not provide, this is okay.) and re-assemble brake system.
If this is not feasable for you to do, and replacing the CV joint is your only option, then go to the the auto parts store and ask for a CHILTONS manual for your car.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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there is a way,on the diagram below remove the 16,15,14,13 and then remove 18 wiggle the cv out and replace(iy may be hard to remove due to the age of vehicle so a bit of force may be needed(small sledge hammer or puller.
check those front hub bearings ...gotta pull the axle out and the brakes apart...there is a pair of roller bearings inside the hub which the outside cv axle rides on..do get the axle nut back to 160 foot lb with the washers in place