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Wheel locking after accident/replacing passenger side tire.

I own a 93 Subaru Impreza. Recently I was driven off the road by an inconsiderate, to put it nicely, driver. When this happened, it blew out the front passenger tire. I recently replaced it but now I am having difficulty with the tires locking up, or the braking system locking the tires up. When this happens, there is a loud thudding noise, NOT grinding, but thudding but as soon as I pull off and stop, whatever is making the tire seize up releases and the car goes good for a few miles then does it all over again. Any ideas as to what this is and how to fix it? I'm hoping that it's not a costly project because, quite frankly, the dinosaur isn't worth it. I was told that it was most likely the ABS sensor and that, if I pulled the ABS fuse, I could operate the vehicle safely and it would cease to be a problem. Any truth to this? I was also told that it could be a bad wheel bearing. I'm lost. Help, please?

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  • TeagansMommy Aug 26, 2008

    Ummm, checked what? I don't know what the heck you're I'm a chick, not a mechanic. :oP I know someone who would be able to check that out for me, though. Thanks for the advice. I will have him check it and get back to you. Thanks so much.

  • TeagansMommy Aug 26, 2008

    Oh, btw, how would I check that, if he doens't know how to? What exactly would I have to do?

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    Your automatic hubs are locking I think, something must have been damaged by your friends little off road swore-ray. Have you checked them for proper operation?



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Wheel bearing will rumble

treads on all 4 tyres matching?
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SOURCE: subaru vibration

I had similar problem with my '99 outback. Replaced the front half shafts and seemed much better. A few months later seemed to be comming back so replaced the driver side shaft again and the problem disappeared. I had put in rebuilt shafts and the driver side shaft was not rebuilt correctly.

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SOURCE: My 2005 subaru legacy outback

loose bolts somewhere in the front end? you have had lots of work done there. wheel weights can fall off or a rim can be difficult to balance?

Posted on Sep 04, 2011

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