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#11728 of 11746 Re: 2002 Subaru Outback Axle Seals Replacement [senturi1]
Feb 14, 2011 (3:03 pm)
SaveReplyEditDelete#11727 of 11727 Re: 2002 Subaru Outback Axle Seals Replacement [senturi1] by cosmicm Feb 14, 2011 (3:01 pm)
Replying to: senturi1 (May 20, 2009 1:14 pm)
CV Joints are on drive axle covered by rubber type boots for turning shaft flexibility. Rubber dries out & deteriorates over years exposed to the elements road salt, hot air,rock tossed up (cuts it) etc. causing moly grease within for lubrication to dry out causing metal on metal within the joint. Myself in Palm Springs with ave summer temps 105-110 degrees... will substantially reduce the life span of boot and CV joint. At 71,000 I am now replacing my 2002 Subaru drive axle. Also, when boot then cv joint go undue pressure is put on inner & outer wheel bearings and seals which keep the grease from breaking down which then need replacement. I trust this is helpful. JACK
#11729 of 11746 Spark plug wire grounding on ignition coil
Mar 03, 2011 (3:03 pm)
Hi, does anyone know why a plug wire would ground out on my coil? I have a 1996 outback 2.5 automatic. Just replaced spark plugs and wires and coil. Ran great for two weeks, then started missing under a load. Saw a spark jumping from underneath the wire boot at the coil. Put the old coil back on and still did it. Put another set of new wires on and still does it on the same wire in the same place on the coil. Any ideas? Could the new spark plug on that wire be bad? Thanks.
#11730 of 11746 Re: Spark plug wire grounding on ignition coil [druper]
Mar 03, 2011 (5:12 pm)
It sure could. The spark is going to take the path of least resistance, so it is possible that the charge being generated in that wire is not finding the proper grounding path (which is through the plug).
#11731 of 11746 Re: Spark plug wire grounding on ignition coil [xwesx]
Mar 03, 2011 (6:07 pm)
Could also be that it isn't fully pushed onto the coil pack?
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#11732 of 11746 Re: Spark plug wire grounding on ignition coil [paisan]
Mar 04, 2011 (8:25 am)
I thought about that, too, but what are the chances that four different attempts yielded the same results? Of course, it does take a fair bit of effort to make sure they are fully seated.... It is certainly a possibility!
#11733 of 11746 Re: Spark plug wire grounding on ignition coil [paisan]
Mar 04, 2011 (9:22 am)
Thanks Mike, I was able to push the boot into the coil pack a hair more. The miss seems to have stopped for now. These NAPA wires have a boot on them that does not slide, which is fine, but they do not allow for much wiggle room. I have installed lots of wires, and these by far had to be pushed with the most effort. Thank you so much for the reply and the tip, take care, Andy
#11734 of 11746 Re: Spark plug wire grounding on ignition coil [xwesx]
Mar 04, 2011 (9:24 am)
Many thanks to both of you for the replies, so far, so good.
#11735 of 11746 Re: Spark plug wire grounding on ignition coil [paisan]
Mar 04, 2011 (1:19 pm)
mike - do you recommend adding dielectric grease on those connectors to help?
#11736 of 11746 Re: Spark plug wire grounding on ignition coil [ateixeira]
Mar 04, 2011 (3:09 pm)
It's not a bad idea to do that Juice. We don't deal with the non-turbos too often but when we do we usually put some dielectric on em to make things smoother.
Subaru Guru and Track Instructor
#11737 of 11746 Re: Spark plug wire grounding on ignition coil [paisan]
Mar 04, 2011 (3:24 pm)
Cool, because I've been doing that. Miatas are known for eating ignition wires every 30k or so.