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Just bought SVX, didn't make a sound, now it whirs.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 04:08 PM
if I push it to 60 or above, and put it in neutral, it ALWAYS stops.
push it to 60 or above while in third gear, it still does it, same pitch & volume
SOMETIMES, if it starts doing it, I can make it stop for either a few seconds, or for a few minutes by punching the gas a second(not enough to make it change gears).
If it starts doing it, sometimes it stops when I just let off the gas a second, other times it keeps going all the way down to around 40 mph before it stops.
Sometimes I can go around at 65-70 without it making a single noise for 3 or 4 miles and THEN it starts and down to 40 I go, it stops, and I'm stuck at 55 so it won't make noise.
This is a SVX turbo 92.
Any suggestions? (hoping for something cheap..)
OH YEA! I dont know if its coincodence or NOT, but I ran it around 75 miles with no problem( at those speeds), and at 100 miles I got new tires on the front... I find out the ones that were on it were not original sized, and were these low low low profile ones. I got the ones set by the owners manual on the front, and since that day it has made noise above 55... so, it MIGHT be a coincodence..but you tell me.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 05:50 PM
I am sure someone will give you exact specs, but the diameter must be veryyyyyy close.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 06:37 PM
Check you user manual, there should be a fuse you can put in place under the hood to temporarily disable the AWD. Try that and see if it continues to make the noise.
If the noise stops with the fuse in place, get matching tires all around.
Even if they are the same "size" on front and rear, different models are slightly different size, or the same model with less than 1mm treadwear difference could cause problems.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 06:58 PM
And just a word of thanks...I'm 17, bought myself this car even though I KNEW I don't know a thing about these non-domestic cars, and this is an expensive car to fix when things go, plus the fact that its rare so no one knows how to work on it(I also knew that it was a very safe reliable and high quality car). Its web boards like this one that helped me learn how to work on my antique honda cl175 and get it going. And once again a web board comes to my paniced call and keeps me from toasting my first real car(rusted out 89 ford tempo does not count), before the year is out.
More in the slang of todays society.... YOU GUYS ROCK.
then again, when I come back tomorrow evening, to say you lousy fools were wrong, and it wasn't the tires....well, we'll see....
Posted 23 September 2003 - 07:09 PM
Did the previous owner have 2 or 4 "smaller" tires?
If 2-Did you replace the 2 "smaller" with "normal"?
If 4-Did you replace only 2 and now have 2 old "small" and 2 new "normal"?
Posted 23 September 2003 - 07:16 PM
You can be doing permanent damage running multiple sizes in AWD.
These trannies are already delicate enough. No need to create more stress than necessary.
If you haven't yet, you may also want to check out the forums at http://www.subaru-svx.net/news/
Posted 23 September 2003 - 07:16 PM
Wow! Do tell, since that car was not imported to the USA and I still have yet to see proof of it being made at all.
All 4 gotta match is probably the problem. Whether or not the installation of 2 that match is going to solve it is another question, as you might have already done damage.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 07:31 PM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 01:00 AM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 06:56 AM
And I live in Colebrook NH, WAAAAAY up north of ya ursulia, right next to the canadian border but I'll keep you in mind for future things.
And it HAD 4 smaller lower profile tires on it, and I replaced the front two with the 'normal' sized ones, and was replacing the back two with normal ones today. its run around 280 miles with the different pairs of tires, and for the most part I have been running it under 60 to make sure it didnt do that whirring noise to often....Think I have perm damage?
I'll find out tonight when i take it to 60 if it still makes noise...whoo!!!!! Lets say it still does, and the fuse is still in it..what else could it be?
Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:00 PM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:06 PM
The good part is that differentials are designed to compensate
For the difference in wheel speed caused by going around corners.
there is an excellent chance that this car will survive this unscathed.
I look forward to the answer.
Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:55 PM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 02:19 PM
Zavikan, I wish you all the best, I understand your situation completely!
But don't worry about it, the car runs, proper size tyres all round will stop stressing the transmission, and hence should stop any further damage.
I would certainly recommed replacing the oil and filter for both engine and transmission, and then get on with driving. If the autobox gives up one day, just take it from there.
Don't let anyone give you a hard time over buying a foreign car. Subarus are up there with the best of the best, and any car that age will have hidden problems.
Posted 24 September 2003 - 04:23 PM
Also, there is no such thing as a "turbo" svx, unless someone added a turbo to it which is highly unlikely. (You might want to check under the hood.)
Posted 24 September 2003 - 07:00 PM
Exhaust WAS a heat shield, and my catalytic converter is begining to crap out(who needs those anyways!?) but other then that, it passed inspection with flying colors...not bad for 2800 bucks...
Thnx again guys! I'll be back here when something blows up on me and all the techs don't know what the hell a subaru SVX is.
The svx forum that you posted was very helpful for future stuff as well, thanx!
Posted 24 September 2003 - 07:07 PM
Congratulations on your new car.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 04:14 PM
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