00 Forester - Central MA - ( CV joint/axle cost and bolts/fastenersfor splash guard )

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by gary.weston, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. gary.weston

    gary.weston Guest

    CV on my 2000 Forester L recently started clicking. I am at about 130k
    miles... pretty much a low mileage car now. Local trips for the wife
    only. I don't think the CV is in too bad shape just yet, but it should
    be fixed before winter.

    I hear suggestions that the entire axle should be replaced with a
    rebuilt or OEM, rather than just replace the CV's. What sort of cost
    should I expect for this?

    Anyone have suggestions in the MA area (specifically central/Worcester
    county)? I have a local guy up the street but ever since he tried to
    rip me by telling me I needed a new head gasket as well as leaking
    coolant when it had no such problem, I have a lack of trust for
    mechanics.


    Also looking for replacement bolts/fasteners for my splash guard. Old
    ones are rusted and the goofs that change my oil locally keep breaking
    the two plastic fasteners in the wheel well. Changing the oil myself
    now.. plus saving a pile of cash in the process.

    -Gary
     
    gary.weston, Aug 11, 2008
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  2. Locally, there's a shop that is known for specializing in half-axles and
    I THINK the price is around $150 installed, lifetime warranty.

    And the joint is quite sturdy and will last for weeks and weeks afte it
    begins clicking, maybe longer with light duty. If it only clicks while
    turning, you have plenty of time. Clicking while going straight, well ???? .

    There are online OEM parts dealers. One that I've used is
    www.subarugenuineparts.com . The site is OK for accessoiries, but kinda
    hostile for true replacemnt parts so I encourage you to email through
    the site and ask for Jamie. She can help determine which parts you need.
    If you CAN locate a price for the parts, some local dealers will match
    online prices.

    Carl
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Aug 12, 2008
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  3. gary.weston

    gary.weston Guest

    Much thanks Carl. The CV seems to click while turning. Event then it
    can only be heard when moving <15mph. No noise while going straight. I
    may have a little bit of time yet which is good. I can price around a
    bit.

    -Gary
     
    gary.weston, Aug 12, 2008
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