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99 outback MT whine in 3rd, 4th, 5th
Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:09 AM
The main thing is a whine in 3rd 4th and 5th gears. Very faint, I don't notice it in 1st or 2nd but that doesn't mean it isn't there. It seems more related to road speed than engine speed, though it does change pitch depending on throttle. Gonna try to hook up the chassis ear kit on it at school later and see if I can get a better idea of the source of the noise.
I'm wondering though, if It turns out to be the transfer bearings, if I can swap the whole transfer section from my 96 trans onto the 99. There are some major differences between the two appearance-wise, but it looks like overall shape of the main case is the same.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:39 PM
Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:29 PM
how'd the fluid look that came out of it when you got it from the junk yard? Sounds like the edges of the gears are worn. Mine made all sorts of whines before I finally pulled it out.
Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:37 PM
No play in the input shaft. Was still kind of a toss-up at 209k miles on the ticker, but figured it was worth the gamble.
If I can find one at the same place I can exchange it, but the pickings are slim right now. Everything they have in the correct year range is an automagic. The only other thing they have is a Forester at another yard (further away) that I need to go check.
If I can't find one, ill just ride it for a year and swap it again next spring. I like the 4.11 FDR too much to swap the 3.9 back into it.
Edited by Fairtax4me, 29 March 2013 - 11:39 PM.
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