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    Question Noise when starting to roll

    I hear this noise, sort of like a fainter sound of doors locking, when I start moving from a stop usually from parked in a parking lot. Anybody else hear this and know what it is? Is it one of the differentials engaging or something?

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    Might be the sound of the break pads backing away from the rotors... but id be pretty impressed if you heard that....

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    Ever since I had the rattling noise problem in my struts, I've been driving around with the radio off when I first start the car until I get up to speed. The rattling noise happened on low speed hard turns at 500 miles in the left strut. The dealer replaced it and the noise went away. But the right strut started doing the same thing at 1200 miles, and they refused to replace that one, saying they don't warranty for noises. They said "it is a result of the super-stiff suspension (right, it's soft compared to my ITR) and should go away after about 12,000 miles". Well I had to go back about 3 times to demonstrate the noise, and they finally said they'd call me to talk to the SOA rep when he was in town for the month. They never called. I'm not impressed with SOA service. I don't hear the noise now with 6,000 miles, but the wheel wells are filled with winter dirt and sand and I don't park at that lot anymore where I could really hear the noise driving around the parking islands.

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    Originally posted by NJSubieTech
    Might be the sound of the break pads backing away from the rotors... but id be pretty impressed if you heard that....
    Don't think it's that since, I can back up out of the space, then drive forward a few feet before I hear the click.

    Speaking of noises, can everyone sometimes hear the sloshing of fuel in their tank when they park and brake moderately? I read that Type-R owners can hear this because they don't have a baffle in the tank to soundproof it, but it's very noticable in the WRX. I wonder if they did the same thing in the WRX.
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    It may be the pads moving forward in the calipers. They have a slight play to them. When you back up and brake, they move backwards slightly. Then you take off and they move forward. I get this, but with aftermarket pads and not until my first forward brake.

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    Originally posted by WTypeRogerX
    Don't think it's that since, I can back up out of the space, then drive forward a few feet before I hear the click.

    Speaking of noises, can everyone sometimes hear the sloshing of fuel in their tank when they park and brake moderately? I read that Type-R owners can hear this because they don't have a (resonator?) in the tank to soundproof it, but it's very noticable in the WRX. I wonder if they did the same thing in the WRX.
    Yep I hear the fuel sloshing around, and the noise when you start moving which is the brakes backing off. I hear EVERYTHING. I'm very anal about such things. Going over speed bumps I hear the fuel easily.
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    Yeah, best thing about the WRX is that it is the quietest car I've owned. Turbo, cats, and high gearing means I barely notice when I'm cruising at 90 mph.
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