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Forester sounds like driving over rumble strips at 60/70 MPH

When travelling at 60/70 mph front offside feels lumpy,wheels have been balanced

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When the tires were balanced, were they checked for smooth tread ?
If they were on the back for an extended period of time, the tread could be choppy or uneven.

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SOURCE: 1999 Subaru Forester has developed a shake when

Auto or 5-speed?
Subarus have CV axles in front and back. And a drive shaft from the center differential of the transmission to the back differential.

Yes, it could be the drive shaft or axle. If you turn the car hard left or right do you hear any noises - usually a 'clicking' sound? This is likely a CV axle in front.

Check the fluid in the transmission (Automatic) (info is in the Owner's Manual) to make sure it's full and/or gear oil in the front differential.

If it's an Automatic transmission, the fluid may need changed - NOT FLUSHED - if it has more than 30K miles since last changed.
GL,
TD

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