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Rattle in low gears when clutch is let out...

I have a 2002 Subaru Forest...When I left the clutch out in low gears I hear a rattling and a squeaking noise. I just replaced the altinator, so I do not know if it has something to do with that. The noise seems to be coming from under the dash on the passenger side. It is driving me nuts and I want it fixed.

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  • jpg_sullivan May 13, 2009

    I know my inner and outter tie rods need to be replaced soon....I am not sure what the CV joints are.

    Do you think this is a transmission problem?

    I have noticed today that the shift shakes around alot more...also there is a "hum" coming from the engine I never heard before; usually at faster speeds.



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Subaru's are notorious for having exhaust rattles from the heat shields on the catalytic converter.

Does the noise go away or lessen when the engine gets hot? I know it seems unrelated, but on my 2002 Impreza it made a lower groan sound at first when ever I would shift gears as the engine speed (RPM) dropped. I put up with it for a year then finally I got a stainless steel hose clamp from the hardware store and put it around the heat shield.

Truly I should just get a new catalytic converter, they are around $200, but the hose clamp stopped the noise.

This might not have anything to do with it your noise. It is a cheap and easy fix though.

Good Luck

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Have you check your throw out bearings?? maybe it's your CV joints

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