Should I be concerned... grinding sound?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

This is a discussion on Should I be concerned... grinding sound? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Just got my 2012 Rex this past Friday. I love it... It's my first turbo car and my first car ...

  1. #1
    Registered User CaQuin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    265

    Should I be concerned... grinding sound?

    Just got my 2012 Rex this past Friday. I love it... It's my first turbo car and my first car with this much power.

    Im in the breaking period. Picked up the with 11 miles and now have 400 miles. I'm not sure if I'm paranoid but when I'm on 2nd gear and I let go of the gas, I hear a slight grinding sound from the engine. I've been shifting below 3000rpm and have not gone past it.

    Is this grinding sound normal?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Good news, everyone! xxxxxxxAnub1s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eh, whaaaaa?
    Posts
    3,855
    I Support ClubWRX
    2nd gear is a bit noisy on decel, always has been, and it's normal.
    Cody
    Hawk-Eye Alliance #727 N.E.R.D #255.255.255.0

    Your nighttime volunteer of near-useless information.
    Good news, everyone!

  4. #3
    Registered User Mike193's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    North Jersey
    Posts
    966
    Although it's a tough called to make because you're not sure of the sounds the car should normally make because its new. But as you will probably hear from some of the more experienced people on this forum, these cars have very noisy drivetrains. The sound is most likely completely normal. Enjoy the car and get to 1k miles so it can really put a smile on your face.

  5. #4
    Registered User 11blackwrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Akron, OH
    Posts
    1,830
    I Support ClubWRX
    These cars make odd noises haha
    2011 Subaru WRX Premium
    1988 Ford Mustang GT
    2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ

  6. #5
    Lando Calrissian DemonWRX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Cloud City, Bespin
    Posts
    3,314
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackwrx View Post
    These cars make odd noises haha
    as do many of the drivers
    Stink-Eye Mob #39
    N.E.R.D. Operative #8

  7. #6
    Registered User CaQuin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    265
    Phew!! Thanks guys!

  8. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    15
    Makes the same sound on mine "12

  9. #8
    Pro Manscaper Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    21,203
    Welcome to AWD and having a few differentials...it's a lot of moving parts, and they make lots of noise. I was confused when I bought my first STI brand new back in 2006, but you quickly learn
    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
    ProcessWest TMIC Cobb SF Intake w/airbox Invidia Catless Downpipe Invidia Q300 Catback Kartboy Short Shifter
    OpenSource tuned by: Matty @ WTF Tuning

  10. #9
    Registered User CaQuin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    265
    Yea I'm learning that this car makes a lot of noises. Its not necessarily a bad thing. I kinda like the rugged feel.

    I just need to make sure that it won't ruin the car.
    Last edited by CaQuin; 04-30-2012 at 12:32 PM.

  11. #10
    Registered User Blue Meanie 02's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    54
    I'm not seeing any disclaimers here so just my two cents; You're likely under warranty and it would not cost you anything to take it in to the dealer and ask them to have a listen. Although these drive trains are noisy you could also have something going wrong, it wouldn't be the first time e new car had a bad part.
    -Geoff

    '02 WRB WRX Wagon
    '04 Silver MINI

    Buy my Stuff!!! http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/person...-part-out.html

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

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