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Old 04-30-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
RallyBugeye
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Default 02 WRX Clunking Noise Problem

So i have a 2002 Impreza WRX sedan with 115k miles. Recently it has been making a weird clunking noise but only at low speeds when turning, whenever i hit the brakes and then when i hit bumps. Its really annoying and just seems to be getting worse. It seems to be coming from the front end. Im worried to drive it cause i don't want to make it any worse. Im thinking its the struts or wheel bearings. Any ideas of what it could be or how to diagnose it? Thanks.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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i would say struts if its clunking. but to test the bearings up front i would jack up the car and try and shake the wheel. if theres any play then theres a good chance that it could be the bearing. but ive never heard a bearing selectively clunk, its usually a constant humm type noise.

heres what i mean by shake the wheel:

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Old 04-30-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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edit: not sure why it posted more than once.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:27 AM   #4
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i was just doing some reading, and it sounds like it might be the center differential... Try looking into this on the forums.
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