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Old 03-31-2019, 11:36 PM   #1
bani111
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Question 2011 sti hatch steering groan

my 2011 sti hatch developed a steering groan. only really noticeable in low speeds e.g. parking lots when making sharp turns.

did the o-ring replacement on the power steering pump and checked all hoses, but still getting the groaning.

took it to a local shop and they said its the front transmission, probably bad spider gears. $1500 to drop the transmission for examination, and then parts on top of that. is this likely?
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:13 AM   #2
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You said you checked the hoses and replaced the o-ring but are you losing fluid? Did you check the rack itself for leaks?
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Old 04-03-2019, 03:56 PM   #3
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put it up on jacks, carefully put in gear and see where noises come from...
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:06 AM   #4
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Check the upper front strut mounts. Get a buddy to place a hand on each mount, as you move the wheel lock to lock, and feel for chattering. Also, you can put the car on stands and remove the 3 nuts on the mounts and push down on the wheel ( to unload the mount) and rotate mount by hand and feel for harshness.
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:23 PM   #5
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shop called, said the front diff is shot and needs complete replacement. around like $3600 + labor. the diff is binding up at low speed turns. mumbled something about loose c-clip and bearing replacements.
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