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    Just bought a 2003 WRX...need help

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and a WRX owner. I just bought a 2003 WRX. It only has 58K on it but when I step on the gas, I notice a spinning sound. It doesn't matter how lightly or strongly I step on the gas, the spinning sound starts again. It's a low and subtle spinning sound. I used to drive a 1997 civic so I'm not sure if that's the turbo in the WRX or if its something else. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Spinning sound? That is not descriptive enough as you have a lot of things that "spin" on your car. Is it when it's in gear, neutral, both? Where is it coming from?

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    Only when its in gear. Its coming from the front, sounds like its coming from the engine. Oh, btw, my WRX is an automatic...major sin I know. =(

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    Is it modded at all? If it has an aftermarket intake or downpipe you can hear a wooshing sound that I guess could be considered a spinning sound... I'd take it to a shop personally, very very hard for someone to diagnose a sound without hearing it in person.

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    That's a tough one to figure out over the interwebs. Your best bet would be to have a trained technician listen to it. I don't know that you'll get much solid help on that one
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    Thank you for every ones help. Monk_Knight..its not modded now, but I had to put the original uppipe back in. I guess I'll have to take it to a mechanic and have it looked at.

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    I hope you didn't have to pay too much to have the original uppipe re-installed, it's in your best interest to have a non-catted uppipe.
    Attn '02-'05 WRX Owners: The Importance of the Uppipe Mod

    Does the spinning sound make more noise the harder you are on the gas?
    Does the spinning sound happen in all gears?

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    Paid about $500 for the uppipe. Had to do it or else it wouldn't pass smog here in california. =(

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    oh and the spinning sound does not get louder when I step harder on the gas..its a pretty consistent spinning sound. Can't seem to hear it after what appears to be 3rd gear (WRX is an auto but I used to drive stick), but that might be because the road noise drowns it out.

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