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2002 Subaru Forester Question: Transmission

 

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98275 - Mukilteo WA, Mukilteo, WA, February 24, 2009, 12:32
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I have a Subaru Forester 2.5 with manual transmission.
After driving for a while, when making a slow tight turn to the left or right, the car start trembling like if the brakes were applied. This never happens when the car is cold.

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  • Answer #1

    February 24, 2009, 13:07
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    Whenever diagnosing for vibrations, the first items that should be checked are ; worn and/loose suspension components, axles, tire pressure and condition, broken engine / transmission mounts, clutch judder. Typically rear brake vibration is felt at lower speeds. It would be best to have local shop perform inspection of components mentioned.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 24, 2009, 20:04
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    I am wondering if a half shaft/axle joint is seizing up. On thing that annoys me on these Subarus (but not your problem) is clutch chatter on initially taking off, Subaru have an improved clutch assembly now.

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  • Answer #3

    March 15, 2009, 14:14
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    hello it maybe the clutch in your front transfer case that allows one of your front tires to spin faster than the other depending in what direction you turn in.
    i had the same problem with my 1995 subaru before my mechanic told me it was time for a upgrade when my cat got clogged ( 300k miles later ). take it to a subaru dealer and look for a mechanic and have him take it for a spin around the lot and see what he thinks. good luck getting it fixed take care.

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    Visitor, May 18, 2010, 20:38

    My 2002 Forester is doing this exact same thing. Hard noisy stuttering with sharp slow turns. My mechanic says the transmission needs to be replaced. How long were you able to keep driving it. Did you ever figure out what the problem was or get it fixed?

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  • Answer #5

    October 30, 2012, 05:51
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    I have a similar problem in my 2002 (manual) forester L. Only after the car has been running a while, lets say 1 hour. When driving at low speeds 1st or second gear, when turning or not, car stutters or bucks and seizes when trying to maneuver. How much to fix?
    Also when it rains the driver side rear seat foot area fills with water, can seem to find where water is coming in from. Does not need to have been driving for this breach to take place.

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