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#1 bptwvpaulw

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:11 AM

I have never owned a Subaru  before and bought one for my Grand daughter to use.  2003 Subaru Forester X w/ 82,000 miles recently started making a winding noise in the transmission.  Checked all fluid levels, checked cv joints, checked transmission mount and leakage.  All Good.  Took to a repair shop, they think noise is in transmission but have no idea what it is.  they suggest run it until it breaks.  any ideas of what problem may be and potential fix?



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:46 AM

Take it to a different shop. Try making a new thread asking for mechanic recommendation near Bridgeport.

could be front differential, transmission, ????

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:48 AM

Auto or manual? I'd go with bearings, possible the Center diff. Had one in the hope about a month ago that wined my a baby. When we got it out we could have used it for a rattle. I Hiley suggest going to a Subaru specific mechanic.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:10 AM

Take it to a different shop. Try making a new thread asking for mechanic recommendation near Bridgeport.

could be front differential, transmission, ????

Thanks, I'll try that.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:13 AM

Auto or manual? I'd go with bearings, possible the Center diff. Had one in the hope about a month ago that wined my a baby. When we got it out we could have used it for a rattle. I Hiley suggest going to a Subaru specific mechanic.

It's an automatic, I am going to make a new post to seek a mechanic familiar with Subaru's.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:25 AM

I have never owned a Subaru  before and bought one for my Grand daughter to use.  2003 Subaru Forester X w/ 82,000 miles recently started making a winding noise in the transmission.  Checked all fluid levels, checked cv joints, checked transmission mount and leakage.  All Good.  Took to a repair shop, they think noise is in transmission but have no idea what it is.  they suggest run it until it breaks.  any ideas of what problem may be and potential fix?

Should have mentioned this with initial post.  The noise is only present when the vehicle is under load and only in second or higher gear.  It is an automatic.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

front pinion carier berring or wheel berring or drive shaft ujiont also drain front diff oil and check for meatal on drain plug magnet this is my first step



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:18 AM

front pinion carier berring or wheel berring or drive shaft ujiont also drain front diff oil and check for meatal on drain plug magnet this is my first step

 

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

grossgary is near morgantown, wv.

 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:17 AM

+1

Drained the front differential, found metal shavings on magnet, so a reputable transmission shop should be able to rebuild the front differential?



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:23 AM

Pinion berring if its gone for to long will damage tail shaft awd assembly dont drive it to far is doing damage



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:05 PM

Pinion berring if its gone for to long will damage tail shaft awd assembly dont drive it to far is doing damage

Thanks, I'll see if I can find someone that can fix it.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

Repair shop says front differential is junk.  They recomend complete rebuild for it and transmission.  $2200



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

Wreaker trans when they go i change out front diff pinion and awd tail assembly



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:08 AM

I would replace the Front ring and pinion, and the support bearing for the pinion shaft.

 

The Trans does not need rebuilt.

 

The differential itself is probably fine just the Ring and Pinion worn from pinion walking fore/aft.

 

$2200 seems low to COMPLETELY rebuild a trans, and makes me wonder if they aren't planning on just replacing the R+P and bearing and saying it's "rebuilt"

 

If they are actually doing a complete "rebuild" for $2200 they would be using discount aftermarket parts.

 

I would say leave the trans itself alone, order new ring and pinion and bearing from subaru and have it installed by a subaru specialist.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:18 AM

Used trans is always an option. Should be $800 or less.

 

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