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1999 Subaru Forester has developed a shake when accelerating, esp. between 20-30 mph. Wheel bearings replaced - didn't help. Tires checked, balanced, etc. - didn't help. Front end allignment - didn't help. Feels like a drive shaft or u-joints, but I don't know if these cars even have such things. Any ideas???

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  • cburke1954 Sep 11, 2010

    The shaking only occurs when accelerating and is much more pronounced when under greater stress (going up a hill, fast acceleration, etc.). Just cruising along (at any speed) the shake isn't felt. Any more thoughts. The transmission has been serviced resently, don't think its the problem.

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    colourpixel Feb 26, 2013

    my 2008 3lR outback also shakes between 20-40km/h when pulling off

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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.
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