I just got my first WRX the other day. It's a 2002.
I noticed when driving home it made a odd whining noise from what sounds like the drive train. It doesn't make the noise at idle, just under acceleration (when i take off it sounds exactly like the car in the Jetson's cartoon if you know what that is) and at all times when i put pressure on the accelerator. I was kind of thinking it was a bearing somewhere maybe?
If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
I bet it has PPGs or some upgraded gears in it. Josh's 07 wrx makes a whining noise from the gears and he says it sounds like a supercharger whining most of the time. That it's really loud and noticeable when compared to stock gears.
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I guess it's possible that it could have upgraded gears. It has some other Mods aswell. I bought it from a dealer so I doubt they would know if it had better gears.
Is there any easy way I can tell if it does?
I test drove it last Saturday before I bought my wagon down the road. To me it sounded like the front diff was on its way out, but I am not an expert on these cars. I do know it occurred under acceleration in all gears, it would get louder the faster I went. And seemed to disappear when on decel not under load and when the clutch was depressed. Hopefully my description helps explain the problem.
Yeah that what happens. And I originally went to see the wagon you bought haha. And if you drive a grey new Wrx I seen you test drive it. I was standing there with my girlfriend and my buddy when you pulled back in the lot.
I'm getting my car looked at today so I think I'll have it figured out soon with all the help I get on here and by my friends
Yup that was me, it was a black wrx, but it's dirty so I guess grey haha. Man after I went inside, I thought about telling you about the sedan, because I figured you'd go look at it next, but by the time I went outside to find you, you had already left. Well I hope it works out buddy, the sedan was clean! I just wanted a wagon more. The wagon has it's own problems too FWIW.