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wrxwagon2099 09-18-2012 02:25 PM

front knocking sound when turning
I recently was hearing knocking/clickng sounds while turning at low speed such as pulling into a parking spot. So i changed the front cv axles and there is still a knocking sound. I don't know what is the problem?

psinuse 09-18-2012 02:29 PM

Did you look at the steering rack? Might be a bad strut as well.

new2subaru 11-02-2012 12:47 PM

I am having the same issue on my 02 WRX.. Have you figured out what the problem is yet? I'm very interested in knowing what it is making that "clunk" sound..
Check out my thread in Diagnostics: [B]02 WRX steering wheel jerks left and right, pulls hard to right and can hear a clunk
new2subaru [/B]

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

BLAZE2099 11-02-2012 01:41 PM

He hasn't been back on since that first post of his(man that happens way too often)
I would look into the things psinuse mentioned.
Also I can't use your link.

Anyone else notice the OP used a comic style screen name like another awesome member here;) haha

EDIT: saw the thread in the active topics

BLUWRXWGN 11-18-2012 07:44 AM

Need more info but could be center diff giving you problems. Mine did that till it finally let go. drive the car in figure 8's then go in reverse. Do this a couple times getthe center diff and tranny up to operating temp. If it makes a clunk/shudder/grind-ing noise most likeley its the center diff. The next question is what could be causing the problem. Check the tires. Are they all the same? Check axles. Any rips in the boots? Any binding?

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BLAZE2099 11-18-2012 03:11 PM

Nice info, but he'll probably never see your post

new2subaru 11-23-2012 07:47 AM

BLUWRXWGN: I appreciate your input. It only makes the clunking sound when I turn..going straight though the steering wheel jerks from left to right..kinda like it's limping or one wheel is egg shaped...
I've checked the tires they are good and all the same brande/size and purchased at same time. There is no grinding in the gears, and performance is normal. I'm really confused on what it could be. I've checked almost everything I thought it could be. What happened when your center diff. went out? was it instant or gradually go out? How much was the repair on that? and what did it all consist of?

Fidrat 11-23-2012 11:43 AM


new2subaru 11-29-2012 01:15 PM

Ok guys...I gave in and took my car to the local Subaru dealer. It's there now getting a diagnosis of whats broke. I'll post the findings later...

new2subaru 12-03-2012 03:00 PM

Ok...Well here it is.. CENTER DIFF is going out!! any advise on what to do?

pzr2874 12-04-2012 05:42 AM

Replace it.

TexWRX 12-04-2012 07:37 AM

If you plan on replacing it yourself here is a link to a "how to" thread

[URL=",25217,25258"]2004 Subaru WRX center Diff Replacement[/URL]

Best of luck to you!

turmic 12-04-2012 08:20 AM

LOL, Paul. That is what I wanted to say. But, I didn't want to be a arse.

new2subaru 12-04-2012 08:47 AM

replace it? LOL.. thanks for that great advise! I am having the center diff replaced at MZM Performance here in Austin. They can do it for right at $900.. Thanks to all that sent in advise and knowledge, I greatly appreciate it.

pzr2874 12-04-2012 10:39 AM

Well? What else can you do? LOL

Holy crap.... aren't they bending you over for $900?

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