Thumping noise when making turns

Asked by May 30, 2018 at 08:35 AM about the 2010 Subaru Outback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On making turns, my manual transmission 2010subaru outback makes a
thumping noise.  I have taken it to several repair people, I have had my tires
and pressure checked and I have had my clutch which was malfunctioning
repaired, but thumping on turns persists.  I was told it may be a reverse clutch
and it is very expensive to repair.  My car only has 82,000 miles on it.  What
are your thoughts.

1 Answer

16,680

"Reverse clutch"?! Hmmm...may be unobtanium--which indeed IS very expensive. What speed? May be a dry inner axle joint...more likely the inner (DOJ). Flat spots on tires thump, so you did rotate to notice thump travel? Do you feel it in the steering wheel or just hear it?

Your Answer:

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    17,080
  • #2
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    9,120
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    8,100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
29 Great Deals out of 989 listings starting at $3,400
Used Honda CR-V
52 Great Deals out of 4,430 listings starting at $410
Used Toyota RAV4
71 Great Deals out of 3,459 listings starting at $4,400
Used Subaru Impreza
33 Great Deals out of 848 listings starting at $2,500
Used Subaru Legacy
9 Great Deals out of 394 listings starting at $2,299
Used Toyota 4Runner
4 Great Deals out of 573 listings starting at $6,690
Used Toyota Highlander
26 Great Deals out of 1,345 listings starting at $4,490
Used Toyota Camry
40 Great Deals out of 1,658 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
24 Great Deals out of 1,814 listings starting at $5,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
49 Great Deals out of 4,892 listings starting at $3,499
Used Honda Accord
27 Great Deals out of 1,742 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Pilot
12 Great Deals out of 847 listings starting at $6,450

Used Cars for Sale

2019 Subaru Outback For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 554 listings starting at $29,295
2018 Subaru Outback For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 164 listings starting at $25,921
2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 93 listings starting at $18,995
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 157 listings starting at $14,999
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $11,425

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.