THUMPING NOISE AND FEEL IN FRONT END WHILE TURNING

  • Tiny
  • mikears
  • 2002 Subaru Legacy
  • 4 CYL
  • 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

Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 3:16 PM

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  • mmprince4000
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Most likely a CV axle. Inspect boots for leaks/tears.

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 3:19 PM
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  • mikears
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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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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 3:26 PM
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  • mmprince4000
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Raise car, put on stands, grasp wheel and push/pull both horizontally and vertically. If any movement, then bearing, bushing, tie rod, ball joint.

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 3:30 PM
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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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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 5:15 PM
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  • mmprince4000
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I would think either a CV joint or wheel bearing.

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

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 2:26 PM

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