What? Not only does that sound dangerous, who get's to be looking under the hood when the car lurches forward? I don't get it. Of course it will jump forward, or am I missing something? Or you mean to just see if the clunk happens? Why the hood open? I'll try it if you would explain it a little more clearly. I'm slow!
I do have some new information though. I walked into another mechanic's shop, to see whether I could get someone else to look at it. He's the guy I go to and something of a genius. I barely got the story out when he said he's seen this all the time with Subarus. That there are bad replacement axles being made these days. And he's had to replace replacements multiple times. He said the problem is in the CV joint, and the joint being sealed he couldn't inspect it anyway. But he seemed very confident it is that.
So now we're kind of stuck because the mechanic who sold it to us, will honor the warranty but doesn't want to work on it until the sound is chronic. We haven't presented him with this new information yet though.
Friday, February 17th, 2017 AT 6:24 PM