Impreza shudders when turning

Discussion in 'Subaru Impreza' started by user, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. user

    user Guest

    Hi all,

    A quite annoying problem that has been plaguing my baby baby for a few
    months now - when I make a u-turn or a sharp turn that involves a lot of
    wheel cranking, the car shudders. I feel like the shuddering is coming from
    the front, but it is hard to tell. Any idea what could be causing this?
    Thanks in advance.

    ~L
     
    user, Jun 3, 2005
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    kstahl Guest

    Maybe it is just afraid of where you are taking it.
     
    kstahl, Jun 3, 2005
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    Ross Guest

    Bad CV joints or Diff

    Ross
     
    Ross, Jun 3, 2005
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  4. Tire pressure. Get a dial and needle type, the stick ones are crap and not
    sensitive enough to tell you if it's right.

    My Outback did the same thing until I worked regular tire pressure checks
    into my habit.

    Just a few pounds off on one front can cause that.

    (Also check the joints and stuff as the other posted suggested.)
     
    Sparky Polastri, Jun 3, 2005
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  5. user

    user Guest

    I regularly check the pressure with a digital gauge which is accurate to 0.5
    psi (at least says so on the box), keepin it at 36 (low-profile sumitomos).
    Looks like it's more serious... Shoot.
     
    user, Jun 3, 2005
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  6. user

    user Guest

    :) Well, then if I turned around, it shouldn't shudder, right? Well, it
    still does...
     
    user, Jun 3, 2005
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  7. user

    user Guest

    Thanks, I'll check em out.
     
    user, Jun 3, 2005
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  8. If its auto-tranny, put the FWD fuse in and try some sharp turns, if its
    much better - diagnostic for center diff problem, if you're lucky, bad
    wire or something with the 'duty solenoid C' - otherwise bad
    clutchpack/tranny.

    Carl
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Jun 3, 2005
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  9. user

    user Guest

    Could you tell me where the fuse if located? Thanks.
     
    user, Jun 4, 2005
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  10. On my wife's outback there's a slot for it in the fuse box under the
    hood. The slot is empty for 'normal' AWD operation but there is a
    'spare' fuse there (15A IIRC?) that is inserted for FWD operation - such
    as temporarily using the 'donut' spare.

    Someone here will know about Impreza I'm sure.

    Carl
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Jun 5, 2005
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    ed Guest

    Most have the fuse holder under the hood, just in front of the windshield on
    the passenger side. The manual has the procedure (look under Towing). If the
    clutch pack is bad, it's moderately expensive, but can be done without
    removing the whole tranny, only the rear part needs to be removed, but in
    some cases the clutch pack housing gets worn and needs to be replaced as
    well.
    Could also be the AWD computer used on auto trannys. I had a Legacy that was
    binding in corners, and it was the rear drive computer that was defective,
    found a used one and the problem was gone (new one was $700 Cdn).

    Ed B.
     
    ed, Jun 6, 2005
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