Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South Africa
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: Forester XT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Groaning sound on tight slow turning
Just want to find out if this is normal or early signs of AWD bind or another issue.
When driving slowly on pavement and make a tight turn into a parking in my 2009 XT Auto, it sounds like a humming or groaning sound throughout the cabin.
It does not feel like full blown AWD or torquebind or whatever you want to call it, as no wheels are juddering and the driveline does not seem to brake the car as in normal situations when binding on the centre diff occurs.
I did put in the fuse to disable the AWD mode and the sound seems to disappear. The ATF was completely replaced at 62500km and the car has 65000km on the odometer now.
I also can't say if it only start happening now or that I just never noticed it before.
Any personal experiences if other members experience something like this would be appreciated.
SH 2009 Forester XT 4EAT