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Vibration goes away when steering wheel slightly turned

On May 11, 2010, you asked the owner of a 2003 MDX "does the noise go away or change if you turn the steering wheel slightly to the left or right?" But your conversation with her ended before you could explain what significance this would have. My daughter's newly purchased Outback has a vibration around 60 mph that goes away when the wheel is turned slightly. So if you explain why you asked this, I'd appreciate it. Thanks. Jim Liljenwall, Santa Fe, jimi@planetera.com

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That turning of the steering wheel puts lateral pressure on CV joints. IT can also put a load on the axel bearing. If the vibration stops then you have an idea where to look. IF it does not stop then it is most likely tires.

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SOURCE: NOISE IN THE FRONT LEFT WHEEL ON A 1999 SUBARU

if the front brake pads,rotor and more importantly the caliper were all installed correctly, this noise is probably a front hub bearing that is failing. they will start a humming noise and then a roaring/growling noise the worse they get. is the noise rotational? by that it will get louder and higher in pitch as you increase the vehicle speed. get it checked out right away to avoid possible further damage.

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