Left Turn Crunch

subaru
outback

#1

My car makes a loud crunching sound when I make a HARD left turn. It also goes wah wah wah wah with increasing speed the faster I drive. I had it to the dealer and spent $300 for diagnosis and replacement of the Universal Joint… there has been no change. Any ideas?


#2

Year? Mileage? Automatic or manual?


#3

Sorry… 1999 with just over 150,000 miles and an automatic.


#4

The problem might be with a worn ball joint. These can make a crunching sound when a heavy side load is put on the tire. A worn ball joint will also effect the camber in the alignment causing the tire to lean onto it’s sidewall while turning causing the wha wha sound.

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