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  1. ('06-'08) Loud rear noise increases with speed

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    So, the mechanic just called and it was the rear right wheel bearing and hub that needs to be replaced. We did a test drive (before they put it up on the rack) and the mechanic had me going around in circles to the right and then the left in a large parking lot. Because the noise got louder...
  2. ('03-'05) Wind noise reduction (front windows '04 Forester X)

    Exterior and Body
    Cool! I am going to try your idea. I have a 2006 and have been sliding expired gift cards and business cards in between the glass and gaskets. The problem with that is when you forget and roll the window down the cards fall into the window slot... so if anyone ever has to replace that window...
  3. ('06-'08) Loud rear noise increases with speed

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Ok--thanks. I was wondering about the drum brakes too. I have never had any work done on the rear breaks. Yes the noise gets higher in pitch when I drive to the right. We'll take a look at it to see what we can find out (neither one of us are mechanics) and then I'll take it in on...
  4. ('06-'08) Loud rear noise increases with speed

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Ok...thanks. My friend is going to put it up on the rack tomorrow to see if it's the bearings. He said we should be able to tell by the feel of the tire rotation and if its the bearings there will be a rough feel? I also read that if it's the bearings the tire will shake a little from side to...
  5. ('06-'08) Loud rear noise increases with speed

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hi, I read some of the posts on rear wheel bearing noise but I wanted to run this by you all before I take my car in to the mechanic. I have an increasingly loud noise coming from the rear of my car. The whirling noise gets louder with speed. It was coming from the rear right side...
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