Q: Coolant loss and vibration of front end with funny noise in my AWD Subaru

asked by on

Vehicle has a constant vibration in the front end, car can shake violently at times and speed does not affect the vibrations. I’ve had the bearings checked, they’re ok. When turning right even a slight wheel tap, a strange grind noise occurs, it maintains if I hold the wheel with any pressure to the right. Also loss of coolant after manifold gasket replacement, no over heating no puddles on the ground. Some smoking from manifold area, but was told burn off from fluids. Power steering pump, right side manifold gasket, and 2 coolant hoses were replaced 2 weeks ago. Any advice would help me! Thank you!

My car has 114000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The problem sounds like the steering rack and pinion is noisey and grinding internally and may need replaced. This can cause erratic steering control.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Coolant loss and vibration of front end with funny noise in my AWD Subaru

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Clutch squeaking in first gear in 2004 Subaru WRX Wagon

You must be a very good driver, because it's a 12-year-old Subaru and those are fast, little cars. Normally, those clutches are going to wear out a long time before that. It could easily be a throw-out bearing. If...

Q: I added regular oil to a car which already had a synthetic blend in it

A synthetic blend refers to a blend of regular oil and synthetic oil. Adding regular oil to this oil will not in any way hurt your car's engine. You won't even have to worry about getting an oil change until...

Q: Hood won't open or close

There is a fault with the latch and/or the cable actuator. Hood misalignment, if severe, can cause this issue as well. The whole latch assembly and mechanism should be inspected for damage, cleaned and lubricated to resolve this. If you...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.