Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North-Central WV
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The clipping gears could be throwout bearing or slave cylinder, as you mention in the video. You might check the trans lube too, just to rule it out
The jerking and clunk sound reminds me of how mine did when I had bad torque mounts (the small ones on L n R beneath the frame rail). It woukd jerk because the engine was rocking back and forth, and at certain load, gear, speed and rpms, there was a loud thrashing sound from the drivers axle.. I suppose because it was out of its proper alignment relative to the trans and steering knuckle. So id suggest checking those and the other large mounts that are under the hood.
From the video, it sounds a lot like my buddys Legacy, when his axle had separated inside the boot...causing a bind and metal thrashing sound. But you said you replaced the axle, so probably not the case
Other than that, as for the steering wheel issue, id look into your upper and lower balljoints first, and tie rods. From my experience, the rack may blow seals and bleed out its fluid, feeling like manual steering, but ive never seen one 'skip teeth'. There are also bushings on the rack that attach it to the subframe, so those may be worth inspecting too.
Just to rule it out, look over the settering column u joints and where it attaches to the steering gear.. Both are inside the car on the drivers side dash and floorboard
Last edited by double b26; 06-02-2016 at 06:12 PM.