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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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1999 legacy outback wagon

When I turn right my car makes a loud clunk sound followed sometimes but a chatter sound in the passenger rear. Thats the best I can describe it. Left turns dont make the same sound. There is no abnormal sound under hard acceleration or braking. On a straight line there are no noises either except right after right turns.

Im going to be getting underneath the car today since my girlfriends dad has opened his garage to me so i can replace my brakes. Hopefully I can find the problem but if I dont I would welcome any suggestions you might be able to give me as to what to look for.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 12:20 PM
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I'm assuming that there's just a single "thunk", and that both the thunk and chatter are coming from the passenger side rear of the car... Probably wise to check the rear brakes carefully, including the parking brake, just to be sure something like a spring or retaining bolt isn't broken or loose back there. Could also be that some of the brake pad or shoe material has broken off. (I know someone who had a bolt shear on their brakes because some other moving parts were rusted together solid... Their whole caliper was flopping around mounted by only one bolt.)

Next suspect would probably be the rear differential, although a thunk from there probably isn't a good thing.
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