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#17737 of 19336 Subaru Forester suspension noise or what?
Mar 20, 2008 (6:06 pm)
My 2006 2.5x auto has been been plagued by an intermittent noise
coming from possibly the front passenger wheel area that occurs when backing up
(when car has been parked a while) , going over speed bumps &
irregular surfaces and often when applying the brakes. The dealer has
inspected the suspension and they replaced the control arm bushing and
the brake pads with no luck. A Subaru rep said the noises I'm hearing
are being caused by the brake pads moving around in the caliper due to
normal play in the rotor. He suspected an Axle nut was loose and
contributing to the rotor movement so it was changed but the noise
persists. To me it seems the noises are coming from a lack of
lubrication. The other day we had dry winds so the humidity was low
and the problem was magnified 10 fold.
I have provided links below to a WAV and a MP3 file of a couple
recordings I made. Once you hear me say "there" you have heard the
noise. The first recording was made when the car is cold as I 'm
backing it out of the garage. My garage is level but the driveway is
slanted so it almost always pop's there. Any help with a diagnosis
would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully I'm not the only Subaru owner with this problem but I might be.
Here is another recording as I was driving over uneven pavement.
2006 x Auto
#17738 of 19336 Re: Subaru Forester suspension noise or what? [skarnes1]
Mar 20, 2008 (6:15 pm)
sounds like what a aftermarket endlink going or gone bad would do.
no harm checking the endlink.
#17739 of 19336 Re: Subaru Forester suspension noise or what? [hypov]
Mar 20, 2008 (6:17 pm)
Yup that's what I diagnosed it as before I heard it. Sway bar, Sway bar mount, End link, etc, something in that area would be my guess.
#17741 of 19336 thump noise on sharp turns
Mar 21, 2008 (8:38 pm)
my son has an 02 Forester, manual trans, about 55k miles, he gets a thump thump thump noise when he makes a very sharp turn. He says that it sounds like a guy who is wearing a helmet when getting hit by a baseball bat. I thought it might be a cv problem, but he has had it checked out by a couple of different tech who say its not cv problem. None of them have figured out what it is yet.
Noise occurs only when moving/turning - but it is also intermittent and hides when you want to show it ! Any suggestions?
#17742 of 19336 Re: thump noise on sharp turns [ronaries10]
Mar 22, 2008 (5:21 am)
Could be a bad strut. I had this problem on my car and thought it was a CV or a bearing.
WHen it does make a noise is it related to the speed of the wheels?
#17743 of 19336 Acrylic Hood Deflector
Mar 22, 2008 (7:44 am)
Hello all. I have an 01 Outback with the acrylic hood deflector. I think that all of my car washes finally spelled the demise. It cracked so it occasionally just flaps in the wind
Is there a way to replace just the actual acrylic part and not have to re-install the whole mechanism? I am definately not mechanically inclined
#17744 of 19336 Re: thump noise on sharp turns [ronaries10]
Mar 22, 2008 (8:14 am)
When is the last time the gear oil was changed in the transmission and the rear differential? I would start there.
#17745 of 19336 93 impreza 2wd - timing belt
Mar 22, 2008 (2:24 pm)
just installed a new belt and the ignition timing is now about 90 degrees off - is there a reset switch ? could it be the ignitor ( ignition module ? ) thanks in advance my mechanic is baffled...cams are at 12 o clock, used the 3 marks - changed the tooth by one...but the car wont fire...
#17746 of 19336 Re: 93 impreza 2wd - timing belt [ericksen]
Mar 23, 2008 (4:23 am)
If it's off by 90 degrees it's not going to fire, I suggest not paying your mechanic and bring it to a qualified subaru mechanic as your mechanic is probably not qualified to work on the subies