Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday January 19, 2018
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Brakes & Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Brakes, Steering & Suspension

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-02-2017, 01:25 AM   #1
chrisbolton
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 216597
Join Date: Jul 2009
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
OBP

Default 2011 WRX Hatchback Creaking/Popping

Hi all,

I'm trying to diagnose a sound coming from the rear of my hatch. Originally I thought the sound may have been loose plastic pieces in the hatch. As the sound became louder, it seemed to be a sound from the suspension. I'm thinking it may be the top hats? This sound only seems to happen at slow speeds, and for some reason it seems to get louder/quieter in different weather conditions. I can't tell though if that is significant. If anyone has thoughts, please share. Thanks very much for your help!

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by chrisbolton; 11-02-2017 at 10:39 AM.
chrisbolton is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 11-03-2017, 04:51 PM   #2
chrisbolton
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 216597
Join Date: Jul 2009
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
OBP

Default

Bumping for thoughts/suggestions.
chrisbolton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2017, 11:44 AM   #3
kingsalami
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 206257
Join Date: Mar 2009
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Yukon, OK
Vehicle:
2009 WRX 5-door
White

Default

Sounds like creaking urethane bushings.
Try lubing your rear swaybar and end link bushings with thick waterproof grease I like Bel-Ray).
kingsalami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2017, 08:48 AM   #4
chrisbolton
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 216597
Join Date: Jul 2009
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
OBP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kingsalami View Post
Sounds like creaking urethane bushings.
Try lubing your rear swaybar and end link bushings with thick waterproof grease I like Bel-Ray).
I'll give that a try and update, thanks! Accompanied with the creaking is a lighter thudding sound that sounds like something is loose/rattling. Could this be the top hats?

Last edited by chrisbolton; 11-10-2017 at 08:56 AM.
chrisbolton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2017, 10:04 AM   #5
kingsalami
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 206257
Join Date: Mar 2009
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Yukon, OK
Vehicle:
2009 WRX 5-door
White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisbolton View Post
I'll give that a try and update, thanks! Accompanied with the creaking is a lighter thudding sound that sounds like something is loose/rattling. Could this be the top hats?
I think it still sounds like dry bushings. I'd get underneath the car & have someone compress the rear suspension to look for what's making the noise. Possibly something loose on your rear struts.
What are your rear suspension mods?
kingsalami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2017, 10:14 AM   #6
chrisbolton
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 216597
Join Date: Jul 2009
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
OBP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kingsalami View Post
I think it still sounds like dry bushings. I'd get underneath the car & have someone compress the rear suspension to look for what's making the noise. Possibly something loose on your rear struts.
What are your rear suspension mods?
OK cool, the suspension is still stock. I would be surprised if the struts were already having issues at 68k, but it could be that the sway bar is loose too. I'll definitely get underneath and give it a look. I'll update thereafter, thanks again!
chrisbolton is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.