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SUBARU WRX DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEM

2001 Subaru WRX • 75,000 miles

I have got a 2001 WRX auto/tiptronic transimission. I hear a whinning noise from the rear wheel more like another vehicle overtaking me mainly in speeds of over 80Kmph.
Then theres a cranking sound mainly when shifting on low gear.
Could this be a problem on the rear differential
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Guest
October 31, 2012.




Yes. Check the propeller shaft U-joints and at differential flange where it is joined by the propeller shaft, shake it up and donw and check for excessive free play. There should only be minimal movement.

KHLow2008
Oct 31, 2012.


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