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Old 06-28-2009, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Wobbling / Hollow noise when turning...

02 WRX. 113k miles.

I'm getting a very noticable hollow wobbling sound when I make turns either left or right. I can still hear the noise a little bit when driving straight, but as soon as I start turning the wheel, it becomes more audible. I first thought it was my tires, but wouldn't it make a consistent sound all the time if it was? It's also not a grinding sound, or metal to metal contact sound... it really sounds like something is loose and is wobbling around creating an echo-ey sound. Wheel bearings maybe? It's driving me nuts...

Edit: Also, I'm also getting a bit of steering wheel vibration. I haven't got an alignment in awhile either. When I'm turning, I can almost feel whatever is wobbling right through my steering wheel...
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:40 PM   #3
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search wheel bearings. Thats what it sounds like...
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:19 PM   #4
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Jack your front end up and give your wheels a couple tugs up/down left/right. If there is excessive play its wheel bearings. I'd give the rear a check as well.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:03 PM   #5
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might be a torn cv boot, no more lubrication in there. Or wheel bearing.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:40 PM   #6
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Does it make that noise while you are stationary? If so it could be power stearing issue.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:23 PM   #7
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I am having the exact same problem. I just jacked up my car and the is no free play in the wheels. Other ideas?
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:13 PM   #8
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Woah dead thread!

It was a wheeling bearing. Got it fixed a few months ago.
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:47 PM   #9
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Woah dead thread!

It was a wheeling bearing. Got it fixed a few months ago.
Got it fixed? or fixed it your self?

Just wondering because I would rather replace mine myself, but no idea which side is bad, lol.

EDIT: My steering wheel wobbles too, but I got an alignment and tires balanced 3 times! Wobble is still there.
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Fixed/replaced at a dealership.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:59 PM   #11
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EDIT: My steering wheel wobbles too, but I got an alignment and tires balanced 3 times! Wobble is still there.
Does it wobble at all speeds or just some? If just some speeds, I will guess it's ~65MPH. Since everything else seems OK, check for a dragging front brake caliper.
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[quote=Charlie-III;28605385]Does it wobble at all speeds or just some? If just some speeds, I will guess it's ~65MPH. Since everything else seems OK, check for a dragging front brake caliper.[/QUOTE

The noise/wobble gets louder/worse as speed increases.

I have posted a thread on my issue.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1871172

I will check for a dragging caliper, thank you.
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