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99' OUTBACK WHINING LEFT REAR
Posted 10 June 2003 - 05:25 PM
Posted 11 June 2003 - 07:23 AM
I'm sorry no one over here has answered your question yet. Don't worry, they will. Usually it only takes a couple of hours. My '97 Impreza Outback doesn't have this issue, so I'm no help. Changing the rear differential would be verrrry costly, especially just on a hunch. I'm still betting on tires. Perhaps the one you rotated to that position has the same problem. Remember that spinning the wheels by hand MAY not show the problem as a tire spinning at highway speeds will have a tendency to distort more due to centrifugal force. I had an SVX that the tires looked great on, until I jacked it up all around and spun all four wheels about 60 MPH. Probably not a safe practice, but it worked. Also remember that all four AWD Subaru tires should always have about the same amount of wear to avoid driveline problems. This may mean replacing all four at one time.
Posted 11 June 2003 - 09:06 AM
Posted 12 June 2003 - 06:18 AM
I bragged about this site on the lousy Car Talk site to get him to post here, so I sure hope someone can help him.
Posted 12 June 2003 - 04:09 PM
It's not unknown for the wheel bearings to go on these cars. I had one go on my 97 Outback. They said that the seal was bad which allowed water into the bearing. I ended up with pitting on the shaft at the seal, therefore they changed out the half shaft too.
It took a long time to get noisy on my car and it didn't show play at all in the early stages.
Posted 12 June 2003 - 06:04 PM
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Posted 18 June 2003 - 06:50 AM
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