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Old 03-18-2008, 12:52 AM   #9
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'17 seeing eye Outback


Originally Posted by bulwnkl View Post
Can you describe the noise a little more?

Only one of your tires is worn strangely? If so, you need an alignment.
It resonates throughout the cabin, it's a constant hum, but it does have the cyclical "pulse" that is relative to wheel revolutions/speed. Gets really loud at 50-60 mph, I did not push it past that.

The first thing I thought was "it's a tire", and checked for a flat. Remember, the noise was not there a week ago. When I drove it yesterday (and immediately heard it), I took it to people who do tires all day (the only people open), Sears. They did drive/check the car and told me it's not the tires (or wheel bearing ), it's the differential.

And about the alignment: I agree. The tire was not looking this bad before the rotation, but it must have cupped the edge and now it has worn off. I was hoping to get alignment + tires in a few months when my wife was out of school before next winter.
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