Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eastern ON Canada
Car: 07 OBW 2.5i D-4AT
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Engine mount is a possibility, but then why only on high speed right swings. As far as the engine is concerned, the forces on the mounts are the same -- the engine is always turning in the same direction -- so if the engine lifts in some way, it should do it in all swings, and for that matter, when accelerating going straight.
The AWD transfer system in the 5-speed is a planetary differential augmented by a multi-plate clutch which tightens up when either the front, or rear, drive turns faster than the other (suggesting a wheel is spinning). As far as I know, in the absence of VDC which does make use of the ABS wheel sensor signals, the AWD clutch control uses only the two vehicle speed sensors (essentially the rotation of the front and rear drive shafts to the front and rear differentials) to assess wheel speed, and does not involve individual ABS wheel sensors. Also, the AWD only affects power transfer toward the front and toward the rear, but not to individual wheels (side-to-side). But again, it's an interesting possibility if something isn't functioning as it should.