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DRIVE AXLE

2007 Subaru Outback • AWD Automatic •

How do I replace the front drivers side drive axle of my 07 subaru outback automatic 2.5i?
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Saywers2006
July 24, 2011.



Front Drive Shaft
REMOVAL
Disconnect the ground cable from the battery.
Lift-up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels.
Drain the transmission gear oil. (MT model)
Drain the differential gear oil. (AT model)
Lift the crimped section of axle nut.
Fig. 61: Lifting Crimped Section Of Axle Nut
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Remove the axle nut using a socket wrench while depressing the brake pedal.
CAUTION: Remove the wheel before loosening the axle nut. Failure to follow this rule may damage the wheel bearings.

Remove the stabilizer link from front arm.
Disconnect the front arm ball joint from the housing.
Fig. 62: Disconnecting Front Arm Ball Joint From Housing
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Remove the front drive shaft assembly. If it is hard to remove, use ST1 and ST2.
ST1 926470000 AXLE SHAFT PULLER
ST2 28099PA110 AXLE SHAFT PULLER PLATE
Fig. 63: Identifying Axle Shaft Puller And Axle Shaft Puller Plate
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Using a bar, remove the front drive shaft from transmission.


Rasmataz
Oct 14, 2011.