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Toni's '12 has developed a low frequency noise outback. Sounds like aggressive tires do on asphalt.

I am thinking a wheel bearing, but not sure.

Gonna get it check out today--I hope.

Only 79K miles.

 

I thought it might have been tires, but the new tires didn't change it.

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Could have been the chili and bad gas from last night, oh wait that's a different rear end noise. 😁

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13 minutes ago, dogrunner said:

Could have been the chili and bad gas from last night, oh wait that's a different rear end noise. 😁

Well--I did make a large pot of chili last weekend.

World famous chili, btw.

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28 minutes ago, Marc Ret said:

Mr. McG, I have no doubt you chose your words carefully when titling this thread.😬

We do try to amuse the audience.

🙂

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2 hours ago, john mcg said:

We do try to amuse the audience.

🙂

 

Doesn’t take much for us simple minds. 

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3 hours ago, john mcg said:

We do try to amuse the audience.

🙂

 

I'm just pleased you're finding a little humor in things right now, John. 

 

P.S.- I have no advice for your noisy rear end...

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Have you ever run two different size tires on the back? That will ruin a rear diff faster than that chili will a first date

 

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1 minute ago, RayB said:

Have you ever run two different size tires on the back? That will ruin a rear diff faster than that chili will a first date

 

No---and they have been regularly rotated.

BTW---I had an appointment today and it was determined to be the left rear wheel bearing. $280 L&M.

Gonna be done at 8am tomorrow.

There is a trustworthy garage around the corner.

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Wheel bearing will usually be fairly constant whether or not you are on the throttle and sometimes can change as you turn left/right, diff bearing will change with throttle input.  Sounds like you got it figured out anyway.  

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3 minutes ago, chilly460 said:

Wheel bearing will usually be fairly constant whether or not you are on the throttle and sometimes can change as you turn left/right, diff bearing will change with throttle input.  Sounds like you got it figured out anyway.  

Yup--thanks. I tested this by rolling down a steep hill off throttle.

It was harder to put stress on one side of the other enough to hear the difference, but the hill thing helped.

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