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2001 Subaru Outback Question: How much will it cost to fix? And could I do the repair myself?

 

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fralro, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Marysville, CA, March 09, 2012, 14:34
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I have a whinning noise underneath when I acellerate or climb a hill. I just changed the front diffential gear oil after 1600 miles and found about a thumb nails worth of filings in the magnetic plug. How long till I am needing a tow truck?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13616 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 09, 2012, 19:14
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    with a shbaru its always just a matter of time. sorry i think they are a questionable car new

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 09, 2012, 23:43
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    I work on a lot of Subarus, just pulling the transmission out of my brother's 2002 MY Outback regularly serviced not abused front diff is gone out, trans bearings are expensive and I think are only available form Subaru.

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    fralro, March 10, 2012, 08:14
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    Where would you take your Outback to have the front diff. repaired? Are the metal fileings from a bearing or a gear? The nearest Subaru dealer is about 60 mile from me. Removing and installing the front diff. seem to be the hardest part of the job.

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