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Jon_Dickinson
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Hello all,

 

I bought my first Subaru earlier this year, a 2005 Forester 2.5 XT. It's a great car, plenty of go and practical with it.

 

My only problem is that it recently developed a clunking sound from underneath which has been identified as worn propshaft bearings. I called my nearest Subaru dealer and was told that they could only supply the complete propshaft and they quoted me over £800 for the part.

 

My first question is, can the rubber doughnut containing the bearings be replaced without replacing the whole prop shaft? or is it just too big a job to consider? 

 

Alternatively, could anyone recommend an alternative/more cost effective parts supplier please? 

 

Are there any other options, for example; do any other Subaru models share the same propshaft?

 

I would greatly appreciate any help you could provide.

 

Many thanks,

Jon

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