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A grinding or whirring noise
Posted 21 December 2005 - 05:06 PM
First, let me say hello to everyone, as I'm new here.
I have a 98 Forester that I purchased new. Recently, I notice a noise from the rear right wheel (at least it sounds like that's where it originates). as I mentioned in the title, it's a grinding or whirring type noise. hard to describe.
I live in NYC, and only have 38000 miles on it, but they're tough miles on mean streets. Any thoughts? bearings? i gotta find a mechanic, but i'd like to go there with some idea of what the problem is. at least appear to know what I'm talking about.
I love my car, and this is the first problem i've had in 8 years.
Posted 21 December 2005 - 05:12 PM
Posted 21 December 2005 - 05:19 PM
Posted 21 December 2005 - 06:47 PM
beefy Legacy replacement bearing is what you want.
To view pricing, or to order - go here:
2) look up by part numbers below
bearing - 28016AA030
oil seal - 28015AA090
oil seal - 28015AA100
oil seal - 28015AA110
axle nut (recommended) - 28044AA000
snap ring (recommended) - 28035AA040
let me know if you have questions.
this should get your whirring grinding noise sorted!
[email]Jamie at chaplins.com
Posted 21 December 2005 - 06:54 PM
Posted 27 December 2005 - 07:23 AM
The noise doesn't change while turning either way. I took my father in law for a ride, and he thinks it is my brakes. Could rear brakes make noise when not stepping on the brake pedal?
Posted 27 December 2005 - 07:24 AM
I don't know if it makes a difference, but it's a 5 speed.
Posted 27 December 2005 - 07:39 AM
I guess I would try and gently pull the parking brake up while driving to see if the noise changes, but make sure you keep your finger on the button so you don't engage the ratcheting mechanism. Can you "feel" anything when you do this? You could also stick your finger through the rim to touch the drum after driving...If one is really warm and the other isn't too bad, then that may help guide you in the right direction.
If it isn't your brakes, then it is the wheel bearing. 1998 Foresters love to chew them up and spit them out.
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