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Old 15 Sep 2008, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wheel bearings vs Drive shafts??

Hi

Have a 2002 wrx 5 door. Its done 76,000 miles.

It has a loud hum/drumming noise coming from the rear wheels.
What do the wrx suffer from most, wheel bearings or drive shafts?

Thanks for any help
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Old 15 Sep 2008, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Wheel bearings vs Drive shafts??

I would say its a wheel bearing noise your hearing from what your saying. Check for play jack up car securly held with an axle stand on a secure location and hold the wheel from which ever wheel is noisey hold the wheel at a 12 to 6 position and try to rock it if they a good bit of play then you know it a wheel bearing hope it helps

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Re: Wheel bearings vs Drive shafts??

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Great will try that, I knew I could spin the wheel to check but thought because its got 4wd it would be hard to tell. Its gotten really noisy, I drove from Bristol to Orkney 675 miles last weekend and didnt notice it, but now the road noise is deafening from the back.

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Great will try that, I knew I could spin the wheel to check but thought because its got 4wd it would be hard to tell. Its gotten really noisy, I drove from Bristol to Orkney 675 miles last weekend and didnt notice it, but now the road noise is deafening from the back.

Cheers for your help!
Was going to say to spin wheel but ya with the AWD system it would be hard to tell hopefully you'll find the problem
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