I have got a 2001 WRX auto/tiptronic.

Tiny
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  • 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

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 9:38 AM

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Tiny
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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.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 10:26 AM

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