Hey there. I've been browsing these forums for a while and finally decided to register, but my first post isn't a good one
I got my 02 WRX about 2 weeks ago with 82,000 miles, and everything seemed great until a few days ago when I noticed a slight noise. When I'm in 2nd and 3rd gear (it's worse in 2nd), and driving at 3500ish RPM's or higher, I can hear a faint noise that's sort of a ticking or a clink-clank noise. It's hard to explain, but it's not like a spun bearing clank, it sounds somewhat like if you were to put a playing card in the spokes of a bike while the tires were spinning.
Also, it doesn't really do it under full acceleration. I hear it mostly when I'm just getting on the gas, or when I'm letting off the gas and the pedal's almost all the way out, or if I'm just coasting and barely touching the gas (keeping the RPM's steady). Pretty much when the pedal is being pressed approximately a quarter of the way to the floor I can hear it, but I can't really hear it when it's pressed more than halfway down.
Any ideas what this might be? Really hoping it's not tranny issues after having the car for only 2 weeks.
Sorry if this is confusing, It's not the easiest thing to describe. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to clarify.