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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel Vibration

Hi All,


Noticed the following in my wife's 2015 Forester XT today and haven't had a chance to look underneath yet.

Around 75-80mph depending on the road conditions, ONLY while i'm pressing on the gas pedal i start feeling a vibration in the steering wheel which seems like its coming from the front right side of the car.
Initial thought was that this might be a wheel out of balance or warped rotor (similar feeling to what you would have while braking with warped rotor)* but this only happens while foot is on the gas.

I can accelerate past 80mph to lets say 90mph and feel the vibration the entire time from 75-90mph but as soon as i let off the gas the vibration goes away at any speed.

Thoughts as to what i should be looking for in the morning?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Some feedback from another blog tells me it might be a CV joint wear issue. This is my first Suby and i'm the first owner so i know the car has not see any significant abuse. Currently at about 60k miles.

What the typical life on the CVs in this thing?

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can be cv joint drive shaft or main drive shaft u joint or differential from your description of when it happens, or even a broken weak motor mount, whichever it is you need a expert diagnosis and repair asap ..................if it is main drive shaft u joint or half shaft, it is dangerous and needs repair
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^^^ Yep - And expensive if it breaks and causes under hood carnage....
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