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  1. Turbo whistle at wrong time!

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Now that I have your attention... šŸ¤£ Ever since I bought my wrx its made a loud high pitch sound exactly 20 seconds after cold starts.. it sorta sounds like the worlds smallest turbo to me. I can't find the sound by ear but it almost sounds electrical because it's the same every time. Any idea...
  2. Hello. New guy here and a question on 5dr WRX vs 4dr STI cabin noise

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all Great community here, I've been lurking for the last couple of days as I'm considering a 2012 WRX or WRX STi purchase. I test drove a WRX 5 door earlier this week, and thought that the exhaust noise in the cabin was loud, possibly would drive my wife mad especially at low revs. Today we...
  3. Just bought a used 2005 WRX First time subaru owner making weird noises

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hello everyone. I just bought my first car on my own. I had to take out a loan and I really love this car its amazing especially the pickup; however, I've never owned a subaru car nor know anything about boxer engines. I've looked stuff up online but am not satisfied. I have been experiencing a...
  4. 2011 WRX Engine Noise

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    So, I've been getting a weird noise lately coming from engine bay. I can only describe it as a ticking noise. I thought it was my imagination at first, but now I am pretty sure the car was a lot quieter when I first got it. Additionally, there has been a mild burning smell after shutting...
  5. Transmission Noise. Help!

    Transmission & AWD
    I have a 2006 WRX that is making a noise from what seems to be the transmission. when i start the car (clutch pushed in obviously) and have it in neutral and let out the clutch i have this loud grinding noise. As soon as i push the clutch back in the noise goes away.sometimes when i put it in...
  6. 2004 WRX help PLEASE

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    I have a 2004 WRX the mods are UEL header, catless up and down pipe, cobb turbo back exhaust, cobb stage two tune, aem intake, aftermarket intercooler y pipe, exedy stage 1 clutch, and a turbosmart B.O.V. I just recently put in the clutch. I got it all done and took it for a drive, when the...
  7. 04 Timing Belt warning

    Everyday Impreza Talk
    I have a 2004 WRX wagon with 81,000 miles. I was getting a rattling noise, almost like radio static or a strong wind noise that would come and go, usually most prevelent at idle. Mechanic found that my timing belt tensionor was about to go. The belt was slowly being worn away. I dodged a...
  8. Suspension noise...HELP ME!

    Suspension & Wheels
    I have a 2008 WRX and I have owed it since day 1 off the dealership lot. I have about 46,000 miles and I drive it everyday. I baby the heck out of it!!! I don't have any suspension modifications done to it either. But recently, I have noticed when I drive over speed bumps that my front left...
  9. 1st gear noise transmission

    Transmission & AWD
    I think it is a problem, but thats why i am asking you guys. When i am in 1st gear and i am slowing down i hear a whirring noise. It is noticeable but not way loud. What is going on. And i am having clutch slipping problems but i am installing a new clutch on Thursday. this only happens in first...
  10. Can anyone tell me what this noise is???

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    I have a 2010 hatch, little over 3,000 miles. When I am in second, using the engine to brake, when the car gets around 2,000 rpms there is a weird grinding noise. Sounds kind of like clutch chatter, but with the clutch engaged. Neutral, and clutch in are silent. It only does it in second gear...
  11. Legality of Cat Back Exhausts - NY

    Engine Modifications
    Was on some other forums, as I am looking for a CBE for my 09 WRX. A couple of people talking getting tickets for aftermarket exhausts including the SPT. Also more than one claim of SPT exhausts leading to problems at dealerships (saying you have a modded car), even though the person says they...
  12. Loud Noise- Help!

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hey Guys, I have an 03 WRX Sedan with a little over 100K on it. Havn't really had any issues with it, but, recently i started hearing a loud noise when accelerating. If I'm coasting or decelerating it's fine. I can even go easy on the throttle and avoid it all together (But who wants to do...
  13. Srange sound from rear passenger side on left turns

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hello I need some help. I have a 2004 wrx wagon. Latley it has been making a intermittent metalic scraping sound coming from the rear passanger side only on sharp left turns. The same kind of sound as an old worn out break pad but in short burps. Any thoughts. Thanks Johnny
  14. Rumbling vibration at low speed

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hey guys I was wondering if anyone experienced something like this before and if anyone knows what the problem is. My 05 STi has started to make this rumble/vibration sound and you can feel it too! This only happens at VERY LOW speed, maybe 1-4 mph in 1st, 2nd, or Neutral. It happens 75% of...