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Old 07-09-2003, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default Vibration at idle normal?

At idle my car has a vibration, usually if you give a bit of throttle it will go away...but that's not a fix. Anybody know if this is normal, or if there is a way to fix it easily...i.e. not taking it BACK to the dealer (4th time since I got the car...)
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:02 AM   #2
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Yup completely normal, its just one of the subaru boxer quirks that you have to get used to, and maybe even grow to like. I know I do
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:12 AM   #3
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Okay...I guess when my mom says "at idle" she means all the time So does having a vibration when you're driving...enough to numb your butt...is that normal? And what can I do to fix it...since I doubt its normal.
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:16 AM   #4
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Vibration when driving, is it engine speed dependant or vehicle speed dependant? Does it also make any noise? Is it a quick vibration (foot massage) or a slow vibration (washing machine)?
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:22 AM   #5
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Its vehicle speed dependent. Mainly on highway (like 70ish) is when my butt starts to get numb. The last few times I've noticed that my lugnuts have been semi-loose...like an eigth of a turn is required...but then again I'm using a toyota corolla lugnut wrench...so that's part of the problem.

Diverting from that, where can I get a good lugnut wrench for my subaru? Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:25 AM   #6
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Dont use a lugnut wrench. A plain old 17mm deap socket and a good torque wrench is the best thing you could use.

Do you have any noise? If you stick the car in neutral does the vibration stay?
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:26 AM   #7
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a lug wrench is a lug wrench, but i use a 19mm socket and torque wrench.
edit: opps 19mm is for my kyokugen adapter, pay no attention to me :0

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Old 07-10-2003, 12:36 AM   #8
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Guess I'll have to go out and get a torque wrench at some point then!

I don't notice any noise, just a steady vibration from the car. After a while it seems to go away.
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:47 AM   #9
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me thinks a wheel weight fell off.
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:22 AM   #10
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Looked this morning, no wheel weights off, I'm going to drive it later and hope that I notice it being better after tightening the lugnuts.
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Old 07-14-2003, 05:21 PM   #11
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Got a wrench today (22 bucks compared to 70 for the cheapest one) and a 17mm deep socket adaptor...and there is no way that the 17mm is large enough. Is it 18mm or 19mm that is required for a GT spec wheel? I'm going to return it tomorrow but don't want to keep on returning if I don't have to.
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Old 07-14-2003, 06:12 PM   #12
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Shoot. Totally my fault. Sorry. 19mm
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Old 07-15-2003, 12:28 PM   #13
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Lug wrench: I use a 1/2" drive 6 point 3/4" deep socket and a 1/2" drive breaker bar.

Shimmy: since we have similar years, I found a shimmy from 72-80MPH that would come and go. I balanced tires and checked suspension/steering parts. All were OK.
I finally found the problem. I had a bottom piston in the drivers side caliper that was hanging up in it's bore. I found it by driving on the highway for a bit and then carefully pulling over and feeling the center of each wheel. The drivers front was definitely warmer.
Jacked up the car and I could feel the drag compared to the passengers side.
I bought a rebuilt caliper (local parts place, $87.00) and installed it along with pads and the problem is gone.
I had also noticed that some tanks of gas dropped the MPG by ~2MPG.
Something to check.
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