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Subaru Legacy BN/BS (2015-2019) Service Manual: Replacement


Immediately after the vehicle has been running or after idling for a long time, the differential gear oil will be hot. Be careful not to burn yourself.

Be careful not to spill the differential gear oil on exhaust pipe to prevent it from emitting smoke or fire. If differential gear oil is spilled on the exhaust pipe, wipe it off completely.

1. Lift up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels.

2. After pulling off the cotter pin and removing the castle nut, use a puller to remove the tie-rod end.


Cotter pin


Tie-rod end


Castle nut

3. Lift up the vehicle.

4. Remove the front under cover. Front Under Cover > REMOVAL

5. Remove the front exhaust pipe. Front Exhaust Pipe > REMOVAL

6. Drain differential gear oil. Differential Gear Oil > REPLACEMENT

7. Tighten the differential gear oil drain plug.


Use a new gasket.

Tightening torque:

70 N·m (7.1 kgf-m, 51.6 ft-lb)

8. Remove the stabilizer link. Front Stabilizer > REMOVAL

9. Disconnect the lower arm ball joint and housing.

10. Pull out the front drive shaft from transmission using a crowbar.

11. Holding the joint of front drive shaft from transmission side, pull out the drive shaft from transmission with care not to stretch the boot.

12. Remove the differential side retainer oil seal using driver wrapped with vinyl tape etc.

13. Using the ST, install the differential side retainer oil seal by lightly tapping with a hammer.



Apply differential gear oil to the lip surface, so that the oil seal lip is not deformed.

Apply differential gear oil to the press-fitting surface of oil seal and the differential side retainer.

Oil seal has an identification mark (R, L). When installing oil seals, do not confuse the left and right.

14. Apply grease to the side retainer oil seal lip.

15. Set the ST to side retainer.


16. Replace the circlip of the drive shaft with a new part.

17. Insert the front drive shaft spline section into transmission and remove the ST (DIFFERENTIAL SIDE OIL SEAL INSTALLER).

18. Insert the drive shaft into the transmission securely by pressing the housing from outside of the vehicle.

19. Insert the ball joint into housing and secure with bolt.


Before tightening, make sure the bottom surface of the housing assembly - front axle and the stepped section of ball joint are in contact.

Do not apply grease to the tapered portion of ball stud.

Tightening torque:

50 N·m (5.1 kgf-m, 36.9 ft-lb)


Bottom surface of housing ASSY - front axle


Raised section of ball joint


Housing ASSY - front axle


Ball joint ASSY

20. Install the stabilizer link.

Tightening torque:

60 N·m (6.1 kgf-m, 44.3 ft-lb)

21. Install the front exhaust pipe. Front Exhaust Pipe > INSTALLATION

22. Install the front under cover. Front Under Cover > INSTALLATION

23. Lower the vehicle.

24. Connect the tie-rod end and knuckle arm, and attach the castle nut.

Tightening torque:

27 N·m (2.75 kgf-m, 19.9 ft-lb)


When connecting, do not hit the cap at the bottom of tie-rod end with hammer.

25. After tightening the castle nut to the specified tightening torque, tighten it further within 60° until the cotter pin hole is aligned with slot in the nut. Fit the cotter pin into the nut, and then bend the pin to lock.


Cotter pin


Tie-rod end


Castle nut

26. Refill differential gear oil from the charge pipe. Differential Gear Oil

27. Adjust the differential gear oil level, and check for leakage. Differential Gear Oil > ADJUSTMENT

28. Install the front tires.

Differential side retainer oil seal

Check for leakage of gear oil from differential side retainer oil seal part. If there is an oil leak, inspect the front drive shaft and replace the oil seal. ...

Other materials:

Selecting reverse gear
CAUTION Shift into reverse ONLY when the vehicle has completely stopped. It may cause damage to the transmission to try shifting into reverse when the vehicle is moving. 1) Slider You must raise the slider and hold it in that position before you can move the shift ...

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