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I have a 2000 subaru outback, and the rear K frame is rusted out. I was wondering, how hard it will be to replace?
 

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Some one correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's a big job, diff, all control arms and hubs need to be dropped, as they are either connected to it or need to be removed to get to the securing bolts for it. Its essentially a rear end strip down.
 

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There was a recall for this problem on some Outbacks. Research that before doing anything else.

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This might be it...

Subaru has announced a voluntary recall on certain 2000-2001 models, some 2002 models, and very early production 2003 models including Subaru Legacy, Outback, and Baja vehicles in "salt-belt" states to address a possible rear suspension corrosion problem.
This involves Legacy, Outback, and early Bajas, 2000 through 2001, some 2002 models, and approximately 45 very early production 2003 vehicles. The vehicles were produced between May 1, 1999 and April 30, 2002. Approximately 170,000 vehicles are potentially affected in the "salt belt" region. This recall will include vehicles originally sold and/or currently registered in the states of CT, DE, DC, IA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VT, VA, WV, and WI.
 

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I'm new here and joined because I have a rusted K frame that completely failed on my 2001 Subaru Outback LL Bean 3.0, and resulted in the loss of my right rear tire in the process. I found out that this is a recall that doesn't ever expire because it is a safety recall. I was told this by a pay for mechanic online that answers questions. He emailed me the entire pdf file and the recall is # 03V-153 It was issued in July of 2003.

I've not been able to contact the dealership where I bought this car because I'm out of the country. The material I have on hand says that they were liable to fix the car before re selling it to me ( I bought it in 2007) or face a $5000 fine. I was just trying to get more information on how to deal with this problem as I don't believe the dealership is really going to do anything for me. I have loved my Subaru but I've read that when it comes to things like this they don't stand behind their product. I'm not sure i'll buy another one if they don't.
 

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This is the only place that I know of that still has this up, but you have to collect the images individually.

Although it says they must honor the recall and treat your subframe, it doesn't indicate a remedy for a totally rusted out and failed subframe. If you can actually get SOA to rebuild your car, PLEASE let us all know. Mine is starting to look ugly also.

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