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Old 03-28-2013, 03:24 AM   #1
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Default Clunking during sharp cornering

I own a 2003 WRX with 120k on it. Just replaced timing belt and clutch. Now after the clutch was replaced I noticed that in sharp cornering under low speeds I would hear a clunking noise. My mechanic told me it was the axels, so I replaced the front axels. The sound continues....

No clunk at high speeds, or driving straight. Only at slow speeds with the wheel turned to he right or left.

Cloud this be an engine mount and transmission mount?

Any thought process to help would be great. Thank you.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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Center diff if it only does it after the car is hot. Loose mounts if it does it all the time.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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Lower ball joint..
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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Sounds like it's most likely the center diff going up. I've seen a lot of them go bad with higher miles. Like drewmob posted, it will do it once the trans warms up.

let the car sit dead cold and do some tight turns/circles. then drive the car a little to get the trans temp up then do it again, if it starts binding up the center diff is failing
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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Lower ball joint..
Give the guy credit and presumed that would be obv when he wasted $ on axles ;-)
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:38 AM   #6
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This sounds very expensive. And how would I go bout fixing or replacing the center dif??
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:36 AM   #7
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Give the guy credit and presumed that would be obv when he wasted $ on axles ;-)
I learned a LONG time ago, give credit where credit is due.. just like respect its earned not simply given...

If the axle was replaced via the upper knuckle bolts there's a good chance that its not known...
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:40 AM   #8
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I learned a LONG time ago, give credit where credit is due.. just like respect its earned not simply given...

If the axle was replaced via the upper knuckle bolts there's a good chance that its not known...

Definitely front outer CV joints worn. Replace with OEM ones! Or replace complete driveshafts that are good, not worn out second hand ones.

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Old 03-31-2013, 02:05 PM   #9
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Definitely front outer CV joints worn. Replace with OEM ones! Or replace complete driveshafts that are good, not worn out second hand ones.

Cheers
Makes more sense to me now, re-reading the OP.. id agree
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:09 PM   #10
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I replaced both front axles. Now the sound returns upon Driving the car and letting the car warm up
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:15 PM   #11
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #12
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Thank you all for your help with diagnosing my WRX. I am pretty confident that it is the center dif. I'll have to take it in for service. It kills me every time I hear it clunking when I pull in and out of my driveway. Thank you all again.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:18 PM   #13
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I finally got it figured out. You were right it was the center diff and I got it replaced. I am really happy to have all this support with my WRX. THANK YOU ALL
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:18 PM   #14
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Good to hear
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