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Clunk and groaning noise from rear when I accelerate from stop

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#1 Frank Fessenden

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 10:38 AM

I have a 2003 Outback w/ 75K, automatic transmission. I bought it
used- have had it for 5 months. When I accelerate from a stop, there
is a groaning noise coming from the rear (axle- tires) area. It's a
low noise- not high pitched whining. It last a second or two as I
accelerate then goes away, and the the car runs fine otherwise.

It happens when the wheel is straight or turned. And it happens when I
am forward gear or reverse.

If I haven't driven the car for a day or two, then the noise is less
apparent. But then if I am starting and stopping a lot, it seems to
get louder as the day goes on.

Any idea what this might be?

#2 nipper


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Posted 26 September 2005 - 03:02 PM

AFter youy stop the car, bounce on the back of it. It may be a suspension noise.
Is the noise a groan or a sqeek?


#3 friendly_jacek


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Posted 26 September 2005 - 05:47 PM

Did you say there was a clunk?
There is a TSB decribing clunk while AWD cluch engages as normal. Not sure about groaning.

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