Last post on Dec 03, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Auto Repair, Sedan, Wagon
#19 of 22 Re: 2006 Subaru Outback CV Boot Dilemma! [kapl3959]
Jan 05, 2009 (9:17 am)
Well, it is a bit tricky, especially because the engine mounts have studs, meaning that "removing the bolts" actually entails removing the nuts from the studs (which are affixed to the mounts that are in turn bolted to the engine block). That means the studs stay on the engine, so the engine must be lifted both up and forward to remove.
Here's how I did it with mine, twice:
First, place a floor jack under the transmission pan, and lift the jack, with a 2x4 (or other large-surface-area block of wood) between the pan and the jack to avoid damaging the pan, just to the point where it connects with and applies slight pressure on the transmission. Then, remove the support the connects the top of the transmission housing to the firewall of the car. It should be very obvious, located directly on the top of the transmission and exactly centered on the firewall. You need only remove one end, firewall or transmission, not both. Once disconnected, swing it out of the way. Now, your transmission has some wiggle room.
With your engine attached to a puller, lift it a little. Now, lift the jack a little until pressure is applied to the transmission again. Rinse and repeat. Okay, forget rinsing, but you get the picture. Once you get the angle just right, you should be able to separate the engine with some forceful wiggling. There are two short (3/8" or so?) studs on the transmission that align it with the engine, so once you separate it that far, they should pop apart rather suddenly. Then, you simply slip the engine out of the bay.
Oh, now that I look, you did remove the flexplate screws, right? If not, you will find the removal to be... challenging. I assume you did, but if not, there is a covered access port in the back, top, left side of the block. Pull off the rubber cover, turn the engine using a 22mm socket on the crankshaft bolt until the first bolt appears in the access, then remove. Repeat for all five (or were there only four?).
#20 of 22 Re: 2006 Subaru Outback CV Boot Dilemma! [xwesx]
Jan 05, 2009 (9:18 am)
Oh, jeez. Just noticed that you posted ten days ago. You probably had the engine out and back in by now!
#21 of 22 Re: 2006 Subaru Outback CV Boot Dilemma! [zenproductions]
Dec 02, 2009 (3:03 pm)
I was just reading about your dilemma and I am going through something similar. Mine is an 05 outback with only 45,000 mi and I have already had to replace all brake pads and roters, both Cats and now the boots on both interior CV boots are blown apart. And to ice the cake my warreny ran out 3 weeks ago!!! The Dealer I took it to is trying to charge me $750 to replace the CV joints and axles!!! I almost died. My husband is on the phone with Subaru now, but is getting nowhere with them. I am very dissappointed so far. My 98 outback has over 200,000 mi and not one of these problems. I should just fixed the rust..*sigh*
#22 of 22 Re: 2006 Subaru Outback CV Boot Dilemma! [missv1]
Dec 03, 2009 (5:49 pm)
Is it driven under heavier duty circumstances?
A rock tore a boot on our Mazda 626. Not much you can do but change it. The grease shorted out the 02 sensor so it cost a bunch to fix.