Join Date: Feb 2008
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: Forester XT
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
No way do you need to remove the rear diff (or the gear oil in it if you do - but might be time to change the gear oil).
Edit: Yes, you can do it this way - mea culpa! (but only if you can't get the bolt out of the rear lateral links/control arms.)
When you undo the big axle nut, on the outer end of the axle, and remove the roll-pin on the diff side of the axle, it will be loose...I just can't remember what else, if anything, needs to be loose to get it out.
Last edited by wtdash; 05-09-2011 at 08:56 PM.