My 2002 WRX wagon has been living a pretty harsh life as she is driven on a pretty long commute and travels a lot. She has about 135K miles. That being said, she is making a symphony of different annoying noises right now and it's driving me crazy.
One issue is a known and that's that the knuckleheads at the dealer say that when my brakes were replaced the driver side side front was put together backwards with the squeeker in the wrong spot. They say it's no big deal and didn't correct it despite my request that they do. Apparently the tech was deaf and didn't hear what I hear everytime I break. I hear a loud, unhealthy sounding grinding squeak that sounds like and old couple trying to have sex on a noisey box spring.
But there is more, now there are multiple rythmic sounds coming from the suspension and/or transaxle. Some times it comes when driving along steady on the interstate, sometimes driving around town. I just know something is worn out but don't trust my dealership enough to figure it out. So I guess my question is, what are some typical suspension/drivetrain system thinks that typically should be/need to be replaced by 135k?
My other caveat is that the struts & springs are still the originals. (I know, I know )
Could it be the wheel bearings? Ball Joints?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!