Last post on Mar 30, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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Subaru Forester, Steering, Suspension
#50 of 55 Re: Suspension Issues [clintonron]
Jun 13, 2008 (8:20 am)
I have a 2003 Outback Wagon with the exact same symptoms; I assume the suspension is almost the same. I received the same information from the dealer this fitting is a bushing only. I could find no obvious sign of tracking from a fluid leak (breaks, transmission, oil, coolant). All the CV joints look good. I suspect maybe a strut is leaking fluid and it is somehow tracking out of sight to the bushing and dripping out. I plan to inspect the strut to see if this is the cause. I will reply again if I find the cause. Did you find an answer?
#51 of 55 Rumble when turning
Jun 16, 2009 (10:06 pm)
I have a 1998 Forester. When starting from a stop up until about 15 mph there is a rumble when turning. There is no noise or vibration when going straight at low speed.
#52 of 55 Re: Rumble when turning [aarons1203]
Jun 17, 2009 (8:00 am)
My bet is it's the wheel bearings. Inspect those first.
If not, check the axle boots, make sure they're not torn, maybe re-grease those.
#53 of 55 Re: Rumble when turning [ateixeira]
Jun 17, 2009 (9:38 pm)
Thanks. I was thinking wheel bearing. Subaru dealer told me today that it sounds like I need a transmission replacement (since repair would cost about the same $3K). They didn't see the car, just discussed over the phone.
#54 of 55 Re: Rumble when turning [aarons1203]
Jun 18, 2009 (11:08 am)
Sure hope not, a bearing only costs a few hundred to replace.
#55 of 55 Re: 2002 Forester with sudden extreme vibration. [dork42775]
Mar 30, 2011 (7:34 am)
Given that the tires were in bad shape, it could have done in the viscous coupling, from what I have read on the forums!
If it has, changing the tires won't fix the coupling which would have to be replaced!