Question about 1998 Subaru Forester
I've noticed that driving around in my 1998 Subaru Forester there is a sound that is louder and louder depending on how fast I travel and sounds like it's coming from the rear of the vehicle. It sounds as if it needs some grease or lubrication, not a grinding or mechanical sound. Does anyone know what this comes from? I haven't really noticed any performance issues other than the sound.
Sounds like you have a bad wheel bearing. This is common in Subarus. It actually gets louder with the speed of the car and can go bad in the front driver/passenger sides or both rear sides. A wheelbearing can cost around 69.00 at an auto store, just specify if its front or rear and see if you can find a good friend/mechanic to replace it for you. My brother has done all of mine in all my subarus, very familiar with the sound you describe, its like an airplane taking off.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 11, 2015 | 2001 Subaru Forester
Sep 10, 2010 | 1999 Subaru Forester
Jul 22, 2010 | 1998 Subaru Forester
Jun 06, 2010 | 2001 Subaru Forester
Jan 18, 2010 | 1998 Subaru Forester
Sep 30, 2009 | 1999 Subaru Forester
Jul 11, 2009 | 2002 Subaru Forester
May 18, 2009 | 1998 Subaru Forester
Dec 06, 2008 | 2002 Subaru Forester
342 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!