Join Date: Dec 2012
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06 OBXT Shudder
Long time lurker, first time poster here. I am sorry if this has been covered many times, I have read and tried everything I could to solve my problem to no avail.
I have a 2006 OBXT and have been fighting with a vibration under throttle for about a year now. It only happens at and above 120km/hr, and ONLY on a right hand turn, be it very slight or sharp. Car drives very smooth and normal in all other cases, but when turning right, and applying any throttle (absolutely no issue when off the throttle) the whole front end starts shuddering violently, to the point where all I can do is let off the throttle completely, and it returns to normal.
I have replaced the following in the last year:
-Front wheel hub assemblies (wheel bearings)
-All tie rods
-Both front lower control arms
-Front Axles (Subaru) (2 times now because I was convinced they were the culprits, and the boots failed really quickly on the first set)
-Entire driveshaft assembly (Subaru)
-Tires & Alignment
-Front struts & Mounts
-Complete brake job including all rotors and pads
-Also had to replace the abs speed sensors since I broke them during the first axle change (Also now cruise control will run for about 1 minute, feels like its applying the throttle and backing off really fast, then shuts down and flashes, but this is a less important issue)
At this point I know I should have taken it in to the dealer and had them just fix it, but I am a huge DIY'er and have seen some really shoddy work performed at my local dealer, and I oroginally thought "It's a vibration. How hard/What could it possibly be..."
Sorry for the long post, but I am completely broken down by this car now. I have a road trip coming up this weekend, and absolutely cannot drive it in this condition. I am at a complete loss here, and don't know what else to do but hunt for insight. Any and all suggestions would be very very much appreciated.