2003 WRX Humming noise
Results 1 to 4 of 4

This is a discussion on 2003 WRX Humming noise within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Brass tax, uhh 85+ mph (i know its a little fast but i gotta get to work on time) there ...

  1. #1
    Registered User scoobaru03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    D.C urea, Maryland
    Posts
    222

    2003 WRX Humming noise

    Brass tax, uhh 85+ mph (i know its a little fast but i gotta get to work on time) there is a VERY audible humming noise like a deeper toned humming noise coming from my car. I dont need to get to 85 mph in 2 seconds for it to happen i could be doing 65 then slowly creep up to 85+ then theres this humming noise. It happens in 5th gear, AND when i take it out of gear and coast. As soon as i get below 85 it goes away. Im lost I dont feel any shimmy in the wheel, body, it drives like normal theres no popping grinding whirring clacking just a pretty annoying humming noise. Ive thrown my car on a lift checked for play in any linkage and wheel bearings and its all tight as a tiger. Theres just a god awful bearing noise is what it sounds like. and i dont know if anyone has had this problem or heard of anything like this. anything to at least point me in the right direction would be cool. Ill try to be as descriptive as i can.
    2003 Impreza WRX Sport Wagon

    "I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would have me as a member." - Groucho Marx

    Is it fast? I don't even know if its street legal. O.o (IROC-Z)

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Pro Manscaper Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    20,805
    Differentials...its normal at that speed to hear all the parts moving around together (think about it...three diffs can make a lot of noise). Typical with rattle-box AWD cars with very little sound dampening materials.

    So how tight are tigers anyway?
    The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
    2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan Stock...for now Soon to be OpenSource tuned by: Mattypants @ WTF Tuning
    "If I have 10 ice cubes and you have 11 giraffes, how many pancakes can fit on the roof? Purple, because aliens donít wear hats" -Ying

  4. #3
    Registered User scoobaru03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    D.C urea, Maryland
    Posts
    222
    Well it turns out its my stoopid hoodscoop making noise. It's the 03 jdm scoop. The noise was never there until i put the scoop on. It was super windy out friday the day after this post and it was making the noise at like 65 mph. A big gust of wind blew and the noise changed pitch so i gotta figure out if anyone has had this issya before. As tight as a tiger should be.
    2003 Impreza WRX Sport Wagon

    "I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would have me as a member." - Groucho Marx

    Is it fast? I don't even know if its street legal. O.o (IROC-Z)

  5. #4
    Registered User Mouse85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Lexington Park, MD
    Posts
    5
    Mines doin the same thing at a range of 55-65 and gets quiet again at around 80 (lead foot). it sounds like its comin from the far right side though.
    "Could be worse.....right?"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •