2019 Subaru Outback Touring 3.6R, Crystal White Pearl
Very nice. What miles on your car? It seems to me the betal is a bit thicker on the new item vs the old one, perhaps that and the length had an impact also?I am very happy to report that my rattling noise is gone after installing the spring kit (part #34130AL010) on my 2018 3.6r. According to the TSB my ESP should not have been affected as it had a higher lot number. I suspect the spring
loses its strength over time. In the picture, you can see the old spring (left) is shorter than the new spring (right). I could easily completely compress the old spring with my fingers whereas the new spring was much more firm. Not only is the rattle noise gone, but my steering feels a little tighter now too - not as much play. I could not find locally the BTP40P bit mentioned in the TSB but bought the pictured one on Amazon, the length of the bit makes it easier to get at (its a 5-point 40 Torx-Plus bit). It only took a couple minutes to replace. Its hard to believe a tiny little spring could solve that noise - but it did! I do suspect this is going to turn out to be a "wear item" and at some point I'll have to replace it again.
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