Differential or CV Joint - Page 2 - Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 01:46 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: WV
Car: OBW H6 VDC, H6 OB Sed, XT6's
Posts: 5,662
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
you have torque bind. go diagnose that first then ask about other possibilities.

you need a new center differential to fix the torque bind.

torque bind stresses the entire driveline...including the clutch depending how you drive...so the two issues could be exacerbating the other.

it's annoying to drop the trans but if you did it would make fixing the torque bind easier (although fixing torque bind can be done in the car).

H6 VDC OBW, H6 OB Sedan, XT6's, castrated LSi - FWD EJ18
grossgary is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
newsub64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
How do you diagnose a torque bind. I am a newbie
newsub64 is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Registered User
 
1 Lucky Texan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: behind the Krell Metal door
Car: 03 H6 OBW & 06 WRX Sportwagon
Posts: 7,752
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
replacing a clutch is NOT more worrisome than torque bind.

suggestions were made to encourage you to search for the term to educate yourself.

Try idling through some tight donuts in a paved parking lot. it should do those smoothly like a normal car. jerking/clunking is most likely caused by a center diff that has locked up the front and rear axles together. It COULD be something as simple as mismatched tires(you did measure them as suggested right?). But, it may also mean you need a new transmission. If you can confirm the torque bind is due to a bad center diff - just have the clutch changed when you install the replacement tranny.

if you post your city, someone may be able to recommend a shop to help diagnose what's wrong with your car.

Time Flies Like an Arrow,
Fruit Flies Like a Banana!
1 Lucky Texan is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
newsub64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Honestly.

Could it be a ball joint?
newsub64 is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 08:41 PM
Registered User
 
rasterman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PA
Car: 2006 Outback XT Limited
Posts: 7,753
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by newsub64 View Post
Honestly.

Could it be a ball joint?
Nope, they only make clunks in the front.

It's probably torque bind.

XRT Tune in the works...
Hexmods F1 Performance Valve Body
2005-2009 Suspension Improvements
How to put a Modern Stereo in your 2005-2009 Outback with Automatic Climate Control
Did you know your 2005-2009 Outback has a built-in diagnostic scanner?
rasterman is offline  
post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
newsub64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've been reading up on the torque bind and the major symptoms such as the wheel is yard to turn and the car shakes does not happen while turning. Are there any other possibilities?
newsub64 is offline  
post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 09:18 PM
Registered User
 
rasterman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PA
Car: 2006 Outback XT Limited
Posts: 7,753
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by newsub64 View Post
I've been reading up on the torque bind and the major symptoms such as the wheel is yard to turn and the car shakes does not happen while turning. Are there any other possibilities?
It could be the diff. I suggested torque bind because that happens more often than diff failure, but yes it could be the differential. If you think that's the problem, start by checking the oil level.

Rear CVs get the same stress whether you are turning or going straight, so I'd rule them out.

Regarding torque bind- your description of a 'hop' was what led me to suggest it in the first place.

XRT Tune in the works...
Hexmods F1 Performance Valve Body
2005-2009 Suspension Improvements
How to put a Modern Stereo in your 2005-2009 Outback with Automatic Climate Control
Did you know your 2005-2009 Outback has a built-in diagnostic scanner?
rasterman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome