Subaru Outback Steering/Axle problem


#1

2004 Outback, 70K miles. Has developed “clunk” when turning at slow speed, steering wheel locked - either right or left. Doesn’t happen when car sits overnight, or driven less than 10 miles. Axle? Cv joints?


#2

Are the four tires matched in size/make/model/tread depth?


#3

i believe so, but I will look again. I had already pulled both fronts, thinking brakes (lots of pad left), or stuck caliper (don’t think so), but was thinking about rotating tires to see if “clunk” (it’s not a subtle noise) goes away.


#4

The other important question is this an automatic or manual transmission. If automatic lookup(owners manual) or find the FWD fuse and remove and see if it still happens.