Non serviceable uni-joints

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03outback
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Non serviceable uni-joints

Post by 03outback » Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:27 am

Hey guys, just bought a Subaru outback 03 with failing uni-joints. Subaru recommend replacing the entire tail shaft as the uni joints are staked. Just wondering if anyone has had any luck sourcing and replacing a single uni joint... I'm cheap so just want to know if it's possible to do without messing up balance or integrity of the shaft?

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Re: Non serviceable uni-joints

Post by El_Freddo » Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:31 pm

On the L series someone worked out what uni joint to use for this job. Some simple machining of the shaft where the yoke live will convert it to replaceable uni joints.

Sorry I can’t give more detail than than. A search online might show up what’s needed for this mod.

Alternatively, hit up U pull it for a second hand unit. I did that the last time we were in SA, I was lucky they had an L series in the yard. There was no way we were making it home with that tail shaft!

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Re: Non serviceable uni-joints

Post by 03outback » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:25 am

Thanks Bennie,

I have watched a few videos now and think it's a little out of my depth. Don't want to mess with the balance of the shaft. I will check out u pull it for sure!

Josh

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