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THUMPING NOISE AND FEEL IN FRONT END WHILE TURNING

2002 Subaru Legacy • 4 cylinder AWD Manual • 116,000 miles

2002 subaru legacy gt while turning left or right at slow speed a thumping noise and feel can be senced from front end
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Mikears
January 21, 2011.




Most likely a CV axle. Inspect boots for leaks/tears.

Mmprince4000
Jan 21, 2011.
Both axel/cv assemblys recently were replaced. Problem seem to start about 3 months after right front was replaced for torn boot
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Mikears
Jan 21, 2011.
Raise car, put on stands, grasp wheel and push/pull both horizontally and vertically. If any movement, then bearing, bushing, tie rod, ball joint.

Mmprince4000
Jan 21, 2011.
Front end components feel tite. Could right side reman axel have gone bad. Also follow up, problem seems to occur after driving for about 10 miles. The thumping becomes more severe during low speed turns left or right or even in reverse. After about 10 mi of driving

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Mikears
Jan 21, 2011.
I would think either a CV joint or wheel bearing.

Classic symptom of CV axle is clicking/clunking while turning.

Mmprince4000
Jan 23, 2011.

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