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Old 05-08-2013, 12:20 AM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 312331
Join Date: Mar 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Johnson City NY
2002 WRX
Sedona Red

Default Vibration and noise after bushing install

Hey guys, I have an issue I suppose we could call it with my 02 WRX with roughly 95k miles on it.

About 3 weeks ago I installed my Kartboy front and rear stays, as well as the TIC pivot bushing, I noticed about a week or so ago, that in gears 3-4 while engine braking/coasting around 2500RPMS I get a very loud rattle and vibration in the shift knob itself (STi piston style shifter) as well as noise, I tried driving without the knob on and I still hear it, it seems to get worse when I squeeze the knob or shifter arm.

Goes away mostly once I get on the gas, or upshift and the RPM drops to about 2k. The car was at the dealer for other work, and the tech said he tightened up the bolt for the front stay, which did nothing(noise was present before taking it in for work)

Other info for full disclosure, I kept bouncing my hand/arm off the cat heat shield quite a bit, while fighting with those stupid bushings, so I'm not sure if maybe I disturbed that.

Just trying to see if a vibration/rattle noise, while coasting is common after doing these mods.

Clutch kit was done about 2k miles before this so I don't believe its pilot bearing related.

Thanks guys.
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