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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles

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1998 Subaru Outback suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 032011

Outback 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles


Sounded like there was a pop in my front corner. Still drove ok under 20-25 mph. Faster than that the wheel shook violently. Backing up there was a loud grinding noise. Took to friends hose who works on cars. He said it was my front lower control arm on the driver's side. The connection between the control arm and the front (he called it handling bushing) was rusted completely in two. He found a used control arm at a junk yard and replaced it for me. We took pictures of the part that I can provide if needed. I no longer have the old part.

- Walled Lake, MI, USA

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