The steering in our Outback seems loose, particularly when driving over rough roads. Have you heard of this problem before and, if so, know what the problem may be/

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Asked by Jul 15, 2007 at 01:20 PM about the 2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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There are a variety of front end suspension problems that could cause loose steering. I would take a hard look at the inner and outer tie rod ends and the associated bushings. These are directly tied to the steering rack and can cause loose or sloppy steering, especially over bumps. Another possible culprit would be suspension-related components that could be amplifying the normal steering noises and bumps. Check front shocks or struts to see if they are worn out. Also check lower ball joints for play.

my 2001 outbackW/196k the steering shimmies/vibrates when touch brakes atover25 mph ?

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