1995 Legacy L wagon, AWD, automatic - this is the car that had the trans swapped - twice... car has a little over 206K on it - not sure of the mileage on the transmission, but I think Miles said in the 180K range?
Sub-zero temperatures yesterday morning - around -5 or so - went out to start the car to warm it up before leaving for work - a little bit sluggish to turn over - about 5 revolutions before firing up - not what I would call problematic given the temps.
Immediately on starting I hear a squealing noise coming from under the center console area - defintely NOT from under the hood/engine area. Lasted for close to a minute before disappearing.
I had heard it for a few seconds the day before as well, but it went away pretty quickly (not quite as cold then, temps just above zero)
Any thoughts or ideas on what might be causing the squeal? So far it only seems to do this in extreme cold situations (have only been driving the car for a week)
Tranny had new seals put in before installation - both front axle outputs and the rear output seal were changed (front seal was left alone as TC was fully seated and it was nice & dry in that area. Aside from the squeal on start up it runs and drives well, shifting is smooth as silk, nothing unusual happening - just the squeal when it is really cold. If temps are above 20 or so, it hasnt done this.