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I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, H6, VDC. When I start moving

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I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, H6, VDC. When I start moving the car starts shaking and jerking, it almost feels like a flat tire, but its not. It's definitely coming from the front end. My wife drove the car for about a half hour, parked it and said it was feeling fine and then when she got back in to start driving again it started doing this. When I drove it a couple weeks ago I noticed that it was kind of acting funny when I accelerated. Could it be the timing belt? Or maybe something to do with the trans-axel?
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Subaru Mechanic: john -aka eauto, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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any warning lights? does it run good at idle?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no warning lights and it idles perfectly, so i guess that would rule out the timing belt.
Subaru Mechanic: john -aka eauto, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

if you shift into neutral when its driving does it still do it?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
haven't tried that, but I haven gone more than 5 mph. The shaking goes away when I slow to around 1 - 2 mph
Subaru Mechanic: john -aka eauto, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

is it a loose wheel? have the tires been off or rotated recently?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The tires haven't been off or the lug nuts loosened since the tires were changed around 10,000 miles ago
Subaru Mechanic: john -aka eauto, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

I would double check it sounds like something is loose, or it has a serious suspension or wheel bearing issue

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I cant take the wheels off right now, but they seemed fine when I tried to move the with my foot. Would I need to do more then just put pressure on the wheels to tell if they needed bearings? Would there be any wobble in them? All the lug nuts are tight
Subaru Mechanic: john -aka eauto, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

you would need to jack up the frt and feel for play

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok, thats gonna have to wait until the morning
Subaru Mechanic: john -aka eauto, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

ok le me know...

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
will do, have a good night
Subaru Mechanic: john -aka eauto, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

darn computer...let me know I will be on and off all day tomorrow

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Subaru Mechanic: john -aka eauto, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

thank you

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok
Subaru Mechanic: john -aka eauto, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

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