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Offline madlife

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09 Legacy woes
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:17:21 PM »
09,  2.5i  160k miles

Car sounded like a handful of rocks in a coffee blender.  Or really loud grinding gears.   I originally thought,  rear diff from running different tires???

1.  So i changed the fluid,  no improvement.  But I noticed it got quieter when going around a bend..  6&12 bearing test had slop in passenger rear
2.  Saturday I change bearing
          2a.  the hub pulled shoved the axle WAY in and the bearing split in half.
          2b  had to put the bolts back in and sledge hammer back of of bearing out
          2c  The metal plate that holds the e-brake guts comes off with the bearing.  I had to separate these.
          2d. this whole thing involved disassembling and re-assembling the e-brake.
          2e.  Also did rear pads/rotors.   Drives size had 1 pad that didn't want to go in and need to be coerced aggressively.  I did not have anything to grind the tabs with.   
3.  Results = a little quieter.... WTF??   
4.  50 miles trek home Saturday wasn't terrible.  Sunday she has a lot of shit to do. When she leaves,  she says the car is a lot quieter than the day before..   :idiot2: WTMotherF?
5. After about 200 miles on Sunday she said the car is vibrating 

6... So....   The car shakes when you are accelerating.  You can even feel it at 15, but gets stronger as you go faster up to a point.  Let off the gas it stops shaking.   pop it in 2nd + floor it + compress brakes and it still shakes.

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Re: 09 Legacy woes
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 08:21:21 PM »
I've heard that Legacys are picky about wheel bearings and the ABS.  No sort of lights on the dash after the replacement ?  If there is, I'd wonder if it thought a wheel was slipping  and was trying to shift the torque around.  If not, I'd be suspicious of the brake pad you had to force hanging up. Are the driveaxles OK ?
Other than that, no clue.
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Re: 09 Legacy woes
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 09:00:10 AM »
no lights  Its not the brakes.  I dremmeled out the tight fitting one and that didn't help.   I also made the e-brake I ripped off and re-installed wasn't dragging.   Rotor turned fine.

I used a hub puller to pull out the hub&bearing,  but they separated,  and I tried it again on just the back bearing half that was left.   I know that the axle pushed WAY in and the bearing wasn't coming out .  Is it possible I fucked up the axle or maybe a CV joint in the process?

I did notice a funny "Wear" spot on one of the brake pad.   Not sure why that happened though as it looks to be installed correctly.

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Re: 09 Legacy woes
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 04:39:49 PM »
Maybe the CV, but I'd always thought pushing them in was a 'safe' direction and that pulling was to be avoided.  CV's I've had go bad have been notably noisy in turns, and caused vibrations when getting off the gas, not on.

I agree, the pad looks odd, in the pic, the top and left end don't look like they're touching down on the rotor.
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Re: 09 Legacy woes
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 07:45:33 AM »
Is it an automatic?

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a handful of rocks in a coffee blender

This is what the 5mt in Wagonzilla sounded like when the center diff failed.

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Re: 09 Legacy woes
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 11:37:20 AM »
Is it an automatic?

This is what the 5mt in Wagonzilla sounded like when the center diff failed.

yes,  4eat
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