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Old 11-13-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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Hey it's been a while since I been on this site. My 07 STI has a problem up front, basically at low speeds it feels quite wobbley and it pulls hard to the right at full throttle. If I put my DCCD all the way to the rear it goes away. Does anyone know what this could be? Pm me or email me at j.saa.engratgmail.com
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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axle sounds like to me up front.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #4
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Whatever it is be careful not to make it worse by hammering the throttle
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice y'all. I appreciate any more info on things I can look for while under the car or things like that...
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:20 AM   #6
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sounds like there may be something wrong with the front diff. sounds like its trying to send power to the other wheel but its having trouble.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:12 AM   #7
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Sounds like torque steer up front. Is one of the front half shafts disconnected or broken?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info I'm gonna take a look at it this weekend.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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Also check for play in the steering system and ball joint. Having the right front wheel with extra play could cause the wheel torque off in a direction when power or torque is pushed through it. Have you hit anything recently with the right side?
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:40 AM   #10
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Thanks ill look into it, and no I haven't hit anythin..
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:06 PM   #11
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If u have checked everything over and everything is good when was the last time u had an alignment done. Toe could be out which can cause pulling to one side or the other.
Have a look at your tires to see if there is uneven or excessive tire wear.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:42 PM   #13
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If u have checked everything over and everything is good when was the last time u had an alignment done. Toe could be out which can cause pulling to one side or the other.
Have a look at your tires to see if there is uneven or excessive tire wear.
If it was an alignment issue, would it make a slapping sound, and wobbly feeling at low speed, when the torque is evenly split?
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:17 AM   #14
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If it was an alignment issue, would it make a slapping sound, and wobbly feeling at low speed, when the torque is evenly split?
If its bad enough except for the slapping sound which u didn't mention until now.
How old is your suby plus mileage. Have u checked your bushings also. Is the slapping sound feel like metal on metal??
Could be an axle if its making a clicking sound if that's what you mean by slapping sound
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:09 AM   #15
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If its bad enough except for the slapping sound which u didn't mention until now.
How old is your suby plus mileage. Have u checked your bushings also. Is the slapping sound feel like metal on metal??
Could be an axle if its making a clicking sound if that's what you mean by slapping sound
My Subie is an 07 w like 40,000 miles. I recently replaced the clutch to a Exedy heavy duty racing clutch (which I hate for daily driving). I haven't checked the bushings, what bushings would you be referring to? The slapping sound is kind of a (bump bump bump) hard to explain, definitely sounds like metal on metal. Clicking? It's more extreme than clicking. I've had it lifted to hear it and it makes a weird sound like excess play in the differential/tranny area. Thanks for any info BTW!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:10 AM   #16
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Another piece of info is that firestone(where I take my car for lifetime alignment told me sometime ago I need to replace my camber bolts in order to properly align it anymore, which I never did).
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My Subie is an 07 w like 40,000 miles. I recently replaced the clutch to a Exedy heavy duty racing clutch (which I hate for daily driving). I haven't checked the bushings, what bushings would you be referring to? The slapping sound is kind of a (bump bump bump) hard to explain, definitely sounds like metal on metal. Clicking? It's more extreme than clicking. I've had it lifted to hear it and it makes a weird sound like excess play in the differential/tranny area. Thanks for any info BTW!
Sounds to me u have issues with your center diff but take it to a specialist that knows subys well for proper diagnoses.
There's bushings all over in your suspension, have a look where every part meets one another take a bar and pry in between to see if there excessive movement and deep cracks in the rubber.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:34 AM   #18
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Another piece of info is that firestone(where I take my car for lifetime alignment told me sometime ago I need to replace my camber bolts in order to properly align it anymore, which I never did).
Ummm!! R u lowered and if so how low cuz there's a good chance u could of popped an axle out, its usually an easy fix by puting it back in but in your case if its been like this for a while most likely will need to replace.
If this is the case u need to raise your suby up a little higher.

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Old 03-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #19
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could of popped and axle out, [...] if its bin [...] to rase your
English mother****er, do you type it?
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:54 PM   #22
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Wow counterfit, no need for that Bs. I just need some advice.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:42 PM   #23
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For anyone who cared, or has the same problem, it was the passenger side front differential roller bearing. Some how it warped, and it looks like it is due to someone bottoming out pretty bad. Car is fixed now, and drives perfectly again. Hope this helps!
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