rear diff noise while turing, more a clunk sound.

30

Asked by May 27, 2015 at 01:34 PM about the 1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car on jack stands, in drive no noise, stop right rear wheel and can hear and feel and hear a clunking, no noise while holding left rear wheel.

6 Answers

6,565

Is the noise in the rear end of the car or more towards the back of the trans? I'm guessing it's the back end since you can feel it. If so, it's probably the differential but you can check on nasioc or Impreza forums. It could be a chipped gear or something else. Best regards

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

Thanks, if it was a chipped spider gear would it not also be felt if the right wheel was stopped allowing the left wheel to spin? This is a strange problem and only reared its ugly after the car sat for a year prior to that no noise was heard. At least that is what I have been told.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
6,565

If it's an open diff then one side will spin really slow and the other fast. But idk all the specs on what came with what. Idk about LSDs and how they divert power..

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

Here is where I am with this issue today. Now this is going to sound weird but it is true. After reading several Subaru blogs and discussion with different auto tech's, I decided to take the car for a long drive down the interstate, reaching 70 at times, to see what would happen. With cell phone at hand, to call a tow, off I went. It ran perfect with no vibrations or noise. At the end of the trip pulling in a side road and drive way the noise was gone! So for the time being I am leaving this sleeping dog alone. I want to thank everyone who took time to offer suggestions all of them have been a great help.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
6,565

Thinking it's just a buildup of oil that just wouldn't go away? The heat resolved it? Sounds legit. I love forums for that.. can you imagine how much you would have spent for someone to open it up and say it's okay now?

Best Answer
30

You are so right! Thanks for your help.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Impreza

Looking for a Used Impreza in your area?

CarGurus has 19,037 nationwide Impreza listings starting at $1,100.

ZIP:

Search Subaru Impreza Questions

Subaru Impreza Experts

#1 TheSubaruGuruBoston
TheSubaruGuruBoston
Reputation 900
#2 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 480
#3 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Legacy
244 Great Deals out of 12,619 listings starting at $1,399
Used Subaru Forester
413 Great Deals out of 32,510 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Civic
868 Great Deals out of 85,333 listings starting at $500
Used Honda Accord
1,046 Great Deals out of 68,867 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
975 Great Deals out of 69,758 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Focus
793 Great Deals out of 55,063 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda CR-V
980 Great Deals out of 57,313 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,219 Great Deals out of 84,969 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Impreza For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 13,552 listings starting at $16,915
2016 Subaru Impreza For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 780 listings starting at $13,999
2015 Subaru Impreza For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 694 listings starting at $12,766
2014 Subaru Impreza For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 1,230 listings starting at $8,995
2013 Subaru Impreza For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 612 listings starting at $5,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.