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(2001 Subaru Outback)
in Marysville, CA on March 09, 2012
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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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.
on March 10, 2012
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.
of Greg's Orange Auto on March 09, 2012
with a shbaru its always just a matter of time. sorry i think they are a questionable car new
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