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Old 02-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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(Help) Cincinnati OH: 10 minute tire swap:

There is a noise from my car that is most likely wheel bearing or tires.

It is a loud noise that is most audible between 40-70 and becomes faster and higher pitched with speed. its kinda of a drone I dont know how to describe it other than it sounds like a bad tire or bearing.

I went to michael tires plus (home of my lifetime alignment and wheel balance) and they aligned and balanced the car. I told them about the noise and they inspected and test drove it.


They determined that the car made the noise on the road during the test drive. they put it in gear on the lift and drove to the same speed equivalent and the noise was NOT there.

This would seem to indicate that the problem is the tire and not the bearings. They pushed and pulled on the tires to see if there was any noise or play in the bearings and there was not.

Please not that I replaced the REAR bearings, hubs and knuckles with new subaru parts 3-4 years ago.

I also replaced the FRONT bearings, knuckles and hubs with used, but good condition, and less miles than mine. After installation they were tight and did not make noise.


Here id what I am suggesting to help diagnose the potential problem

Someone with a car (subaru probably 02-05) with a 5x100 bolt pattern who has wheels and tires that are undamaged and making no loud noise.

IF the noise goes away I hav a bad tire or a few. If the noise is still there it is not the tires.

Who can come to loveland Ohio 45140 to help me out?

Loveland is 25 mins NW from cincinnati OH.

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Old 02-13-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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Let me know if you can help. IT would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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I'll buy you a six pack ahead of time for your trouble. Beer of your choice.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:31 PM   #4
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:36 PM   #5
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #6
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I live in Springboro(and you're willing to make the trek) and have OEM steelies that would do the trick.
How from here are you?

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:30 PM   #7
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I'll have to see how far that is.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #8
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thats 25 mi north (40 mins) PMed.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #9
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #10
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If your wondering why non of the Cincy guys are answering you, its cause we moved to www.cincyscoobs.com If your having issues with your car, have you contacted Turn in Concepts yet?
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:55 PM   #11
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I'll keep that noted. Ya they are my tuner. But I have other things for them to do. Don't wanna keep them busier than need be. I'll test the tires swap and go from there
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:59 PM   #12
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So someone was nice enough to help me with this swap after work sunday night.

The good news is my tires are good. The bad news is I have no idea where the noise is coming from. When we switched tires it sounded the same.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #13
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Have you tried bending back the brake dust shields? Still could be bearings. Where does the noise sound like it's coming from? Front or rear?
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #14
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Sounds like rear to be. I'll check the shield but don't think it's that
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by cincysubie View Post
So someone was nice enough to help me with this swap after work sunday night.

The good news is my tires are good. The bad news is I have no idea where the noise is coming from. When we switched tires it sounded the same.
So it's been a few weeks and I've had some time to think about this "10 minute" help.
Let's start from the beginning. et
I actually drove down to where Nate worked and was there at the agreed time and due to what he does for a living I stood out there in the parking lot for 35 minutes when he comes out and meets me and says he's sorry for the wait and then tells me he has more work to do so I start swapping wheels from my car to his and he's inside the entire time. I get them swapped and took My car with his wheels around the block and other than the obvious steering differences due to wider tires the car drives just fine. So i get back and wait for Nate to come back out and we take his car for a ride. The noise from the get go sounds like exhaust drone to me but he rebuts my opinion and keeps stating it must be drive line but he has had all sorts of parts replaced?
I don't own an Sti, I have never ridden in a modified Sti so I really have no similar rides to compare. So we get back from ride and agree there is something that is making a specific low whirring noise whether on the gas or not and honestly it is not loud at all. I wish he would have let me drive it so I could maybe feel something in the steering wheel or throttle but I digress. So the agreement was for a beer, lunch or whatever. I have yet to hear from Nate on a gift for me spending 3hrs working on this because of all the waiting for his job.
It's my own fault really and it won't deter me from helping somebody else in the future but I will have to think about "what if this is another Nate?' when I do...
Oh and he ruined one on my hydraulic jacks. That was the icing on the cake. Unscrewed the pin out too far and it stripped going back in.

I'm sure he hasn't sorted it out...

So much for being labeled 'Someone'...
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #16
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First of all "Dean" the 10 minute tire swap was in reference to the time required to drive my car with YOUR tires. obviously swapping wheels and tires takes more then 10 minutes. Anybody with an ounce of common sense knows this.

Secondly,
I warned you I had to work that night and as a server you are finished when all your work is done. This is predicated on a dozen factors that are beyond your control like: how late a table stays, whether a manager or closer will check and sign you out, whether the dishwasher washes the silverware for you to roll it, whether enough people left for you to split your section, whether there are weekly cleaning duties on sundays for detailing. I told you on multiple occasions that I could get out by 830, could be 1030. you really don't know and can't know. That being said this was the only day in both of our schedules that worked out.

Excuse me for working as a server, as a TA per my assistantship and studying with a full scholarship in a graduate program. I certainly am this irresponsible, inconsiderate, incompetent, belligerent character that you make me out to be. If Dean said it, it must be true.

Thirdly,

I said thank you a dozen times, offered you gloves, offered you coffee, food etc. I tried to award you financially for your troubles when it all was said and done. In fact, I said "are you sure" 3 times after insisting that you take the money I offered you. You would not take it so you cannot blame me for this (quite hypocritical).

I am sorry about your jack. A small screw was loosened a couple turns too much. Nobody at the time, including you or I even fathomed that this was "ruining" your jack. I let me know if you have any problems with it. Obviously I would reimburse someone for any incidental damage that may have been caused.

Your comments are quite asinine, belligerent and ignorant.

The fact that you are sure I have not sorted it out literally made me laugh out loud. This is a clear reflection of character. Actually Dean, "someone" isn't the word that comes to mind but I will not flame you. I am however obliged to stand up for myself when someone flames me abhorrently and inaccurately.

I would be glad to pay the cost of fixing your jack and reward you for your time and efforts. In fact, I tried to do so multiple times and you turned it down. Your decision.

Maybe it would have been more professional and a better portrayal of sound judgement and character to take up any issues, concerns or misunderstandings you had directly with me. You have my cell and email. This was uncalled for. A man settles an issue with another man directly, and does not indirectly defame him only in a wild rant.

As much as it pains me to be somewhat professional here I will do so. Pm me with your address and I will send you a gift card for dinner at a restaurant of your choice. Find out of cost of fixing your jack and I will reimburse it. You should have come straight to me with this immediately.

As it turns out I was correct about the driveline problem. Guess I am as clueless and incompetent as you insinuated. It is in fact a rear passenger wheel bearing and has been properly diagnosed and fixed.

Thank you.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:09 PM   #17
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You're welcome.
It was the simple labeling me as 'Someone' that pushed me.
Glad it's fixed.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:50 PM   #18
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Thank you for your time and help Dean.
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