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Subaru Outback 2007 2.5l 170k


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nzpadgy
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Jan 28, 2022, 7:52 PM

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Subaru Outback 2007 2.5l 170k Sign In

First time poster...so...well... hi!

Just purchased 2007 Subaru Outback by all accounts in good condition - current warrant of fitness just completed where they noted the front left cv hood was worn and likely to require replacing. As son is taking to University decided to get it quick.

They have 'completed' the work however when I started the car there is now a vibration feeling when I move to Drive and when driving it has a rhythmic 'thud' as I'm driving from the front of the car.

To be clear - when I took it in there was no vibration nor thudding or anything that indicated a problem with the cv joint - it was an observation by a different mechanic doing a warrant of fitness inspection.

An after the repair I'm getting vibration and thudding.

I immediately took the car back but as a Saturday the mechanic was not working (just auto electrician). So while I'm readying myself for a discussion on Monday - I would love some of the collective wisdom out there on what might have gone wrong on a job like this.

Work completed was. "Removed both wheel, dissassembled suspension, removed drive shafts, removed old c.v. joint boots, replaced with new c.v.joint boots, refitted, test drive ok"

Apprecaite in advance any input - it just feels like they have either not completed the job properly or stuffed something up.

Cheers

NZPadgy


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 28, 2022, 8:14 PM

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Re: Subaru Outback 2007 2.5l 170k Sign In

It had a bad CV boot is what I'd call that and you replace the whole shaft with a rebuilt one is usually the best way out but seems didn't work out so well this time.

The reason could be it wasn't rebuilt rather just made to look nice and boxed up again to sell or the problem not found with new one, once a failed one?

You paid to have this fixed so I suggest just take it back and let it be made right.

At the most I would just check that wheel lug nuts are tight enough if vibrations from something like that would be obvious if found loose DON'T DRIVE IT AT ALL.

Their job to deal with so bring that up see if it should be towed or you drive it back in clearly the job went wrong somewhere,

Tom







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