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This is a discussion on Scraping sound between shifts within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Ugh, just dropped off my 2011 WRX, with only 2k miles for service. In between shifts, particularly at hard acceleration ...

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    Scraping sound between shifts

    Ugh, just dropped off my 2011 WRX, with only 2k miles for service. In between shifts, particularly at hard acceleration between the first three gears, I hear what can best be described as a scraping or creaking sound. Almost sounds like a loose trans mount. I'm also going to have them check about a hesitation around 3k rpm that feels a lot like a slipping clutch.
    Haven't had the car a month and hate to give it up for even a day!

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    And of course they can't replicate the sound. I am going to take this tech for a ride and show him myself.

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    Best of luck man. Hope it gets resolved asap.

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    I hope they get it diagnosed and resolved quickly. I just had some work done on mine and had to tool around in a rental for 4 days... no fun.
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    Just took the tech for a ride and he heard it. He was listening for a noise inside the trans (like a synchro, clutch rattle, etc) but this is more like something loose under load. Especially if you release the clutch a little quickly and the car bucks a little. If I were a betting man, I'd say trans mount is loose.

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    definitely let us know what they say it was.

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    So they agree the noise is the trans mount but Subaru doesn't say anything what to do so they're going to find out and possibly change the mount on Tuesday. They assured me it can't damage anything. If I have a transmission failure ten years from niw, you better believe I'm bringing this up.

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    is the mount broken, or loose?

    would they be willing to put in a group n mount instead?

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    He said it was neither broken nor lose. I wonder if it was supposed to be greased and it isn't?
    Need to research aftermarket mounts but i've mostly had poor experiences with polyurethane bushings.

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    And he also said that the hesitation at 3000 rpm is only turbo lag. Hmmm
    I need to find another local WRX and drive it.

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    After reading the shifter bushing whine thread, I wonder if this creaking noise might be the shifter bushings the dealer installed and (perhaps) didn't lube properly.

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    Suspicion confirmed. The shifter bushings were not lubed properly. So much for peace of mind with dealer installed options. They lubed them and said to bring it back in if the noise persists.

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    You're not the first person to complain about a weird random hesitation in a 2011 WRX, and be told by the dealer it's turbo lag.
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    Well on the bright side, at least you got everything worked out and it wasn't something huge. It just sucks that it was something so stupid.
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