How to Remove the Drive Shaft From a Subaru All-Wheel Drive

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How to Remove the Drive Shaft From a Subaru All-Wheel Drive
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The Subaru driveshaft transfers the power from the transmission to the rear wheel on the Subaru. If the driveshaft is damaged, it will not properly function and may cause damage to your transmission and engine. The driveshaft is held in place by a few bolts. You can complete this job in about an hour. All you need is a set of ramp lifts, a drain pan and a ratchet set.

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Things you need

  • Ramps
  • Ratchet set
  • Drain pan

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  1. 1

    Drive the front end of the Subaru onto ramps.

  2. 2

    Remove the U-bolts from the driveshaft using the ratchet set. Use a wrench to remove the nuts on each U-bolt. Slide each U-bolt out of the fitting.

  3. 3

    Pull the driveshaft away from the differential. Push the driveshaft into the transmission. Disconnect the driveshaft from the differential.

  4. 4

    Place the drain pan under the transmission where the driveshaft and transmission are connected. Remove the driveshaft from the transmission.

  5. 5

    Pull the driveshaft out of the transmission, and place the driveshaft onto a clean surface.

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