Noise behind cluster

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Noise behind cluster

Postby as.corazon.noble » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:37 am


My 2008 Impreza WRX is making a loud noise when reaching 4-5k rpm.

It appears to come from behind the cluster, or maybe the tachometer is making the sound. I have removed it and could not find anything. The sound also disappears in rpms above and below.

Do you have any suggestions of what it coould be?

This is a video showing the problem:

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Re: Noise behind cluster

Postby bigBADbenny » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:42 pm

In 03-09 Liberty, placing a small wedge of eg balsa wood between the dash and windscreen can fix the mystery noise.
Another similar noise generating point is the 6mt reverse lockout collar vibrating against its stop on the shifter, or the trim ring above or below it.
Using a remote eg hands free mic and a db meter app on your phone, the former placed at various parts of the cabin may help you locate the source.

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