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Thank you for this info. My driver side front was ripped. I started the job at the coin toss and had it done before halftime. I kina want the Ravens to win.

Still popping on right turns so I am going to do the passenger side front next.

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Thank you for this info. My driver side front was ripped. I started the job at the coin toss and had it done before halftime. I kina want the Ravens to win.

Still popping on right turns so I am going to do the passenger side front next.

All done! No more poppping I needed the Axle puller for the other side.
Now I want the Giants to win.

thanks again DriveBy

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Take a close look at your axle.

On my 2001, it has a roll-pin that you have to remove before removing the axle. If you forget to remove this, then you might pop the axle stub out of the diff (oops!) and would have to refill.

In the 2005 service manual, there is no mention of a roll pin. Looks like maybe the inner axle stub is part of the axle assembly? If that is true, your replacement axle should have splined stubs on both ends, instead of a receiver on the diff side

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While changing our wheel bearing on a 1997 Subaru legacy the drive axle fell out of the differential with the pin in place and the axle stub. I assume this isn't normal. What is the proper way to lock in the axle stub.
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While changing our wheel bearing on a 1997 Subaru legacy the drive axle fell out of the differential with the pin in place and the axle stub. I assume this isn't normal. What is the proper way to lock in the axle stub.
The stub should be held in with a 'circlip' type of spring retainer. basically a spring wire in a groove.

I could see this getting pulled out if the pin isn't removed or if rust/corrosion doesn't release the tripod joint from the stub's outer splines.

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The stub should be held in with a 'circlip' type of spring retainer. basically a spring wire in a groove.

I could see this getting pulled out if the pin isn't removed or if rust/corrosion doesn't release the tripod joint from the stub's outer splines.
So I assume I need to replace this part? Anyone have a picture or a part number?
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So I assume I need to replace this part? Anyone have a picture or a part number?
it MAY be in this thread somewhere - I dunno if there are multiple part numbers across the years/models but, there's a little more info here; Ring clips on CV Joint (axle)

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it MAY be in this thread somewhere - I dunno if there are multiple part numbers across the years/models but, there's a little more info here; Ring clips on CV Joint (axle)
Thank you so much, this is exactly the link I needed.
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2006 cv boot replacement

Ok all you cv boot pro's. Iv'e got this front axle all the way down to where from what iv'e been reading all I need to do is knock out the pin. I don't know what you call it, but it's the green cup with the three bearings in it, only this one doesn't have a pin in it. downloaded the service manual for 35.00 bucks and they tell you everything but how to get the axle out of the differential. Really frustrated with this thing. would really appreciate anyone that can help. All the manual says is pull out axle, problem is I'm pulling on it harder than I think I should have to and it's not coming, have not read about anyone having like problem.
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I'm talking about the outer race does not have a spring pin. There must be another way to get this off. All the threads Iv'e been able to find on this subject have been on earlier model outbacks.
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yeah, STI and maybe some other models started getting different axles around 2004 +/- I think. You will have to pop the axle out as a 'stub axle' is no longer a separate part. Be prepared for some fluid to come out too.

Look at replacement axles on rockauto or even amazon and you'll see what it looks like now.

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