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Old 14 Jul 2009, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2003 (Type UK) - Squeeling!

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Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2003 (Type UK) - Squeeling!

Normally, I wouldn't keep the beast parked out in the cold and wet, but I had no choice as I was staying at a hotel for a couple of days.

When I started up the car in the morning (when it was cold and wet) there was a squeeling - which sounded like a belt for a couple of minutes. I did not seem to be effected by the car moving, I think it started whilst it was stationary, but after a minute of driving I did not hear the noise again.

It did it again, the next morning.

Any ideas? I'm going to get an oil and plug change soon - so I need to get this sorted at the same time.

If you need any further information, please give me a shout!

Thanks in advance guys/girls! :-)

All the best - James.
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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PS - My girlfriend seems to think it made the noise when in gear? But it was a fairly quiet squeel, not anything really loud :-)......
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 03:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2003 (Type UK) - Squeeling!

if it was in gear, thrust bearing?? its hard to say with out hearin really
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 03:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Mike - I know what you mean! :-) Basically the squeel sounded just like the classic fan belt squeel - maybe its the fan belt? .... if there is one? .... you can tell I'm not great with the mechanical stuff! Hehe.
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 11:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2003 (Type UK) - Squeeling!

Belt to as Martin said above tighten belts look to see if any cracks on belt and if so change the belt
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Re: Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2003 (Type UK) - Squeeling!

Alternator/Aircon belt

Was your girlfirend in the car at the time looking at shoes or clothes etc because that could cause it take a look at the video...

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Re: Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2003 (Type UK) - Squeeling!

Belts, as evryone else has said.

Mine has squealed once and it was a morning recently after 2 weeks of torrential rain. Suspect water had got in there and was causing the belt to slip ever so slightly and therefore sqeal. After running 5 minutes squeal went away and has never returned.

If it doesn't return then don't worry too much.
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 08:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Belts i would say. If it was the thrust baring then it would do it whether in gear or not really.
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