Last post on Nov 06, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Suspension, SUV
#95 of 104 Re: Clunking in Tribeca Front end [ateixeira]
Mar 15, 2010 (5:37 am)
it is not over. Pretty soon they will make mandatory emergency "stop car "push button on all models . So our nice gov. can connect with ours cars and stop it for us if we are in trouble (even if we are not ?).
#96 of 104 Re: Clunking in Tribeca Front end [babicak]
Mar 15, 2010 (8:52 am)
With a GPS sender so The Man can track us anywhere we go.
I'm not paranoid. Just ask all the people following me.
#98 of 104 new control arms
Aug 12, 2010 (5:42 pm)
More data for you about my 06 B9 w/52,000 miles:
Asked the dealer about loose/clunking front end. They looked. Said it was worn tie rod ends. I asked why the front end would be wearing at 50k. He blamed my driving. So rather than have him tinker with the tie rods, I took the car to an independent mechanic. He found the sway bar bushings were new (dealer must have replaced those but not said anything). And he found the control arm bushings were "wiped out." I had him replace them and brought the old parts home to look at. Indeed the rubber bushings were torn about 50% through. Car drives much better. Slight clunk left which mechanic believes is worn upper bearing plates and the struts. That's next. Also replaced the tires - dealer offered replacement Goodyear Eagle LS2 for $260 each! I bought Kumho Road Venture APT KL51 XL. Don't have many hours on them but they're quieter and can't be any worse than the Eagles in rain.
#99 of 104 Re: Clunking From Front End [bgunit68]
Oct 05, 2010 (12:50 pm)
I have an 06 with 46k miles, same problem. at first the dealer replaced the stabilizer links and link bushings but it made no difference, then they replaced the bushings connecting the stabilizer bar to the car frame, BIG difference, it rides smooth and quiet now, even over low speed bumps which is where the noise was the worst. However, I still think it's a wee bit clunky on some low speed bumps, which could either be the way this car rides OR strut bearing bushings, I'm going to go a few hundred miles and see if it worsens, if it does it's probably the strut bushings, if not then this is probably the way the car normally sounds
#100 of 104 Re: new control arms [diiia]
Nov 12, 2010 (5:10 pm)
I ordered these "Energy Suspension 9.5165G" They are 1- 1/4" dia......WRONG SIZE. My 07 has a 1" sway bar. Guess I should have measured mine first. Lesson learned.
#101 of 104 Re: new control arms [abaton6]
Nov 15, 2010 (9:12 am)
Do they fit, though? You could consider that an upgrade, FWIW.
#102 of 104 clunking
Apr 13, 2011 (3:48 pm)
So glad to stumble upon this forum after multiple attempts to fix the front end clunking of my used 07...so far control arm bushings, struts and stabilizer bar control link have been replaced...still clunking...taking it back in...seems as if others have had success with replacing the sway bar bushing....maybe ill recommend this?
#103 of 104 B9 Tribeca Suspension Issues
Nov 04, 2012 (8:40 am)
I just had the 60K maintenance done, along with new rear brake pads (just under $1,000) and I was told I have issues with front and rear suspension. Front struts are leaking, rear struts showing wear, rear control arm bushings are broken and an alignment will be needed. The total for repair is estimated at $990 for struts and $80 for alignment (another $1k! ). I trusted this shop, but they seemed to have cleaned house and have a whole new management crew. I've read many of the above posts and see this is an issue for the B9Tri, but I'm wondering if the cost is competitive? Thanks!
#104 of 104 B9 Tribeca (2006) front suspension clunk
Nov 06, 2012 (12:10 pm)
I could tell my clunk was left side (drivers side) so I took the wheel off to try to determine the cause (I didn't expect to be able to) and saw the rear control arm bushing was shot. I would appreciate any help, I think I have to take the whole arm off and have the part pressed in/out?