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Where is the bad bearing on a Subaru Outback?

Where is the bad bearing on a Subaru Outback?

If it gets louder turning left, the bad bearing is on the right side of the car. It may not be bad enough yet for you to determine front or rear yet. Subaru WBs have a range of confusing failure modes it seems.

What causes wheel noise on Subaru Outback 2.5?

My 2011 Outback 2.5 Limited got a mild rear end collision at 109k miles. Then I put new tires at 112k miles. Now at 115k miles I am hearing a wheel noise that starts at 40mph. Not sure if the collision could cause hub bearing failure. Nevertheless, I am reading from other posts that hub failure is common between 90k to 120k miles on 4gen Outbacks.

How to tell if your Subaru Outback has a bad differential?

Like Exoticbreed said..look at all rear bushings close..grab channel lock plyers and twist side to side on all control arms and if any move to easily you have bad bushing. But focus on that lateral arm bushing at frame. It seperates from the inner sleeve. o

Where is the dipstick on a Subaru Outback?

Additionally it could be a failing wheel bearing, wiggling the wheels may indicate a bad bearing, but not always. Would be best to drive it on a hoist and listen to each corner along with the drive train. The front diff will have a dipstick on the passenger side of the engine bay, towards the back of the firewall.

Are there wheel bearings for a Subaru Outback?

We offer a full selection of genuine Subaru Outback Wheel Bearings, engineered specifically to restore factory performance. Please narrow the Hub Bearing results by selecting the vehicle.

How do you remove a rear wheel bearing from a Subaru?

Remove the nuts from the rear wheel with a wheel wrench. Remove the wheel. Remove the mounting bolts from the caliper with a socket wrench and remove the brake rotor. Use a socket wrench to remove the axle nut and the lateral link bolt. Push out the bearing housing and slide the axle out.

What are the symptoms of a bad Subaru differential?

Click to expand… 1. wheel bearing – start to listen for the sound to be coming from a particular corner. checking for “play” isn’t very effective for diagnosing subaru wheel bearings. The second symptom I noticed is that when I hit a patch of snow or a bump, the car would lurch slightly, like it was about to go into a spin.

What causes road speed dependent hum in Subaru Outback?

The road-speed dependent hum is likely a wheel bearing or driveshaft carrier bearing. Do some medium-speed left and right sways to see if the noise pitch or speed changes with a specific direction. Did you find the recommended reading relevant to this discussion?

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Ruth Doyle