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Old 03-12-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default That's it, I can't stand this noise anymore!

There is this on going noise coming from my '02 WRX that I just CAN NOT deal with anymore... in other words, I can hear it over my stereo, and that's a problem!

I am going to try to explain this weird noise/sound as best as I can. It's a constant sound when I am driving around, and it seems to get louder when I accelerate and when I'm on the highway and the sound goes away as I come to a complete stop. It's extremely hard for me to come up with words to describe the sound... it's like a "whurring" sound, or "errrrr" (like if you were to say "whurr, whurr, whurr, whurr" or "errrr, errr, errr" consecutively. It also sort of sounds like a burping sound, or gurgling sound to some point... but more of the "whurr" and "errr" then anything.

That's the best I can do... I'm seriously going insane listening to it all the time. Please help!
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:29 PM   #2
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It is probably your rear diff on its way out. if the sound is only speed and acceleration based then it is most likely one of the differentials. If the sound changes with speed and cornering forces then it is probably a wheel bearing. Can't rule out CV joints either, front ones sound will change if you are turning and with speed. Rear with speed and bumps.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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What about if you are driving and you put the car into neutral and coast for a bit. Will it still make the sound? What if oyu are at a stop and then you rev the engine does the sound start again. What I am getting at is the sound coming from the engine or from the drive train. I am guessing this would be some type of drive train problem instead of something wrong in the engine. ^^^ What master said. I would think it is one of those problems.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:42 PM   #4
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The sound stays when I put it in neutral and coast, it's just not as loud. Like I said, the sound seems to increase upon acceleration. I don't hear the noise at all if I'm at a stop and rev the engine.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:49 PM   #5
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def sounds like drive train noise. axle or diff noise. can you poss get a sound clip?
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:22 AM   #6
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...it could be a wheel bearing, too
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:25 AM   #7
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def sounds like drive train noise. axle or diff noise. can you poss get a sound clip?
I'll try to get one up.

What are my options now though? Should I bring it in to have it checked? *shurgs*
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:30 AM   #8
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I'm betting on wheel bearing.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:19 PM   #9
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Anyone else?

I'm thinking about just bringing it in and having them look at all those things... I don't see how I am going to pin point it exactly.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:29 PM   #10
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I passed an Outback today with a wheel bearing out and dang it sounded bad. I made sure there was a lot of distance between me and him.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:13 PM   #11
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easy to tell if its your wheel bearing...just jack it up and try to wiggle the wheels. If it has a little play in it...its your wheel bearing
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:24 PM   #12
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Does the sound change when you turn left or right? If the noise doesnt change, it could still be a wheel bearing but usually as the load is transfered it should either change, get louder, or go away. Depending on bad the bearing is.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:29 PM   #13
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I'm gonna say no... haven't really noticed any difference when turning.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:12 AM   #14
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I'm gonna say no... haven't really noticed any difference when turning.
.....it is past that point already, most likely
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:17 AM   #15
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So my best bet is a wheel bearing?
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:35 PM   #16
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Sounds exactly like my car which I know has a rear diff problem,mine howls anything above 80kms or 50mph and you can hear it over the stereo check your rear diff ring gears are probably scored?Good Luck
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:20 PM   #17
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Could also be the drive shaft bearing
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Ryan - was it a bad wheel bearing?
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:41 AM   #19
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I'm also gonna say Wheel Bearings.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:37 AM   #20
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I'm also gonna say Wheel Bearings.
Nope... Pinion bearing Which is not good, in terms of getting it fixed. The entire tranny has to come out in order to get to it. It's going in for repair this Thursday.

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Old 07-16-2007, 07:48 AM   #21
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If it is a wheel bearing it would probably be one of the rears. I had a front bearing go out and you can tell exactly what it was. You could feel it in the steering and it makes an awful sound. My guess would be in the rear diff.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:11 AM   #22
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I possibly have a similiar sound, except mine sounds more like squeling brakes. It does change when I'm turning but it also happens in a straight line. Its only the fronts and goes away under braking. It also doesn't happen all the time. What do you guys think? I think its the brake pads not moving away from the rotor enough.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:36 AM   #23
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You either have a brake pad dragging or a bad wheel bearing.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:28 PM   #24
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Guys... it's a bad pinion bearing.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:48 PM   #25
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sorry to hear that... what are they charging you? I have a similar issue only its not to the point of "over the stereo loud" yet.
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