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This is a discussion on "How hard is it to do this myself?" List within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Replacing CV joint. level 2 with car under 50K Level 3 after 50K Need to lift car. Need proper tools ...

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    Replacing CV joint

    Replacing CV joint.level 2 with car under 50K Level 3 after 50K Need to lift car. Need proper tools due to axle nut being larger then normal sockets and Axle nut being dented in as a safety and is difficult to straighten. Removal of axle nut is very difficult and required alot of torque; having someone step on the brakes was the only way i could remove it. Removing stearing arm may be difficult due to cotter pin and bolt being rusted. In a perfect world it would take an hour. But what i thought would take at most 2 hours ended up taking 4.5 because everything was rusted. I am going to go with a level 3 because changing a clutch took me 7 hours first time and i think i cursed 10X more when changing the cv joint.
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    Headlight bulbs: rated 1. Basic tools may be required, may need to remove battery on driver side unless you have small hands. side note - DO NOT TOUCH THE BULB, unless you wanna do this again soon

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    Is there a special washer needing to be replaced when you remove your oil pan drain plug? Wondering if this is something I need to acquire BEFORE I drain my oil.
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    Yes, it's available at the dealer for like $1.75.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    Yes, it's available at the dealer for like $1.75.
    Does it need to be replaced every time?
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    My 03 WRX needs a radiator - looks pretty basic - any tips? Any suggestions on where to get a radiator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by defender77 View Post
    My 03 WRX needs a radiator - looks pretty basic - any tips? Any suggestions on where to get a radiator?
    Lots of people run Mishimotos or Koyos. I would change my upper and lower radior hoses to silicone while you're at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Lots of people run Mishimotos or Koyos. I would change my upper and lower radior hoses to silicone while you're at it.
    I saw those Mishimotos on youtube and ebay and they look good. Stumbled upon this one too and the price is the best part... Just not sure if I want to go generic...still looks better than one from Advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defender77 View Post
    I saw those Mishimotos on youtube and ebay and they look good. Stumbled upon this one too and the price is the best part... Just not sure if I want to go generic...still looks better than one from Advance.

    2002-2007 IMPREZA WRX STI 2.0L 2.5L DUAL CORE ALUMINUM RADIATOR | eBay
    Not anything I would put on my car. I'd stick with the big names

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    How hard is it to change a passenger side steering rack boot? How much stuff do I have to take off to get to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmiller2002 View Post
    How hard is it to change a passenger side steering rack boot? How much stuff do I have to take off to get to it?

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    If you need to remove the rack you're looking at taking out the DP, sways, & subframe. I'd probably get an STi one at least if you go to all that trouble.
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    Thanks for the response. What's better about the STi part? Is it a direct bolt-in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmiller2002 View Post
    Thanks for the response. What's better about the STi part? Is it a direct bolt-in?
    It turns quicker - I think it depends on the year rack you get but I forget the cutoff. Maybe '05. The other ones will work but it is a bit more effort and better to jsut replace the crossmember.
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    Last edited by mmiller2002; 03-24-2013 at 06:08 PM.
    '02 WRX Wagon
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    Sedan rear swaybar
    Others little stuff

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