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#1 williamhilow

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 01:17 PM

Howdy all,

Been a while since I checked in. Nice to see everyone is still around!

Any Idea why my 05 outback wagon is making a whoop-whooping sound on the freeway. Got about 36k on it. Replaced the tires had a wheel alignment and the problem persists. Around 40mph it starts. Quite noticable. Definitely related to something in the driveline.

Cannot feel a thing through the steering wheel so I suspect it is a ball-joint or a wheel bearing.
Taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Any input is appreciated.

This car has been rock solid so far.

Thanks,

#2 nipper

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 01:19 PM

Howdy all,

Been a while since I checked in. Nice to see everyone is still around!

Any Idea why my 05 outback wagon is making a whoop-whooping sound on the freeway. Got about 36k on it. Replaced the tires had a wheel alignment and the problem persists. Around 40mph it starts. Quite noticable. Definitely related to something in the driveline.

Cannot feel a thing through the steering wheel so I suspect it is a ball-joint or a wheel bearing.
Taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Any input is appreciated.

This car has been rock solid so far.

Thanks,


any thing flapping in the wind by any chance? plastic wheel wells come to mind.

does the noise vary with speed, fixed, vary with wind direction or if the ac is on?

Run over a whooping crane?

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:35 PM

Do some figure 8's in a parking lot and see if the noise increases on one side. That helps isolate the problem.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:43 PM

Maybe ur tires are out off balance? Or uneven wear( off balance).

#5 williamhilow

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:46 PM

Turns out the "road noise" was the rear wheel bearings.
Covered under the extended warrantee. Check here for part#s.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:00 PM

I was about to suggest bearings, if the noise is only at certain speeds or certain turns, thats whats its been everytime for me.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 09:57 PM

I was about to suggest bearings, if the noise is only at certain speeds or certain turns, thats whats its been everytime for me.



i didnt even think of that at the low mileage ..

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:24 PM

Given a hard enough shock at fast enough speeds they can always go bad it seems. I've seen a couple on SOB.org go premature for that year, maybe a design flaw?

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 12:50 AM

I looked up the prices for the wheel bearings and axlenut (didnt know you had to change that everytime). The warrantee saved me big on parts and labor. I read in the long term test results that the Legacy GT they tested had the SAME issue, and more. Power windows and one of the drivers pumped in DIESEL. Well, I have owned a few Subes and none of the ever liked diesel.

1) Part Number: 902170044
Axle nut Back 2003 - 2004 $3.28

2) Part Number: 28473ag00a
HUB and BEARING ASSY, Legacy 2005 $123.77

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 12:52 AM

Thanks for all you attention to detail and excellent advice.


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