strange noise at highway speeds

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strange noise at highway speeds

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:35 am

lately I've noticed a strange noise coming from the WRX. it's a high pitched whine (droning, not squealing) that only happens when I'm on throttle at highway speeds between 60 and 70 and can only be heard if the windows are down.

any guesses?

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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by sirwilliam » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:01 am

Better to hear in person to make a more valid guess/recommendation.
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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by Sabre » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:51 am

sirwilliam wrote:Better to hear in person to make a more valid guess/recommendation.
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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by complacent » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:15 am

I know the mounts for the mirrors can pick up some noise after a few years...
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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by Sabre » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:39 am

complacent wrote:I know the mounts for the mirrors can pick up some noise after a few years...
I've only heard that between 100-105mph... they disappear after that :)
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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:54 am

the mirror whistle is higher pitched and speed dependent, not throttle dependent. every so often I get the mirror whistle but this is different. :?

I'm a little concerned that it's the wheel bearings. but then again it could be extra noise coming from the rear diff skid plate I just installed.

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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by Sabre » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:03 pm

Wheel bearings are very distinct and LOUD. We just had both of Suzie's rear bearings replaced in her Legacy. I can definitely tell you if it's that.
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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:17 pm

Sabre wrote:Wheel bearings are very distinct and LOUD. We just had both of Suzie's rear bearings replaced in her Legacy. I can definitely tell you if it's that.
sweet. getting ready for a road trip for the 4th and I want to take the fast car. :twisted:

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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by zaxrex » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:10 pm

When you go faster, does the pitch increase?
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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:32 pm

Maybe a little but not much.

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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by sirwilliam » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:25 pm

window seals, door seals, mirrors, etc...could be many things.
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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by zaxrex » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:08 pm

Sabre wrote:Wheel bearings are very distinct and LOUD. We just had both of Suzie's rear bearings replaced in her Legacy. I can definitely tell you if it's that.
When mine went bad, it started very quietly, accompanied by a slight burning smell. Got much worse after that over time.
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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by Sabre » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:21 pm

Damn, meant to go out with you last night to hear this :(
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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:56 pm

no smells yet... :eek:

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Re: strange noise at highway speeds

Post by Cereb Daithi » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:32 am

Did you accidentally install a supercharger?

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