naaz90 Posted June 11, 2017 Share Posted June 11, 2017 (edited) FIXED! The noise is normal valve train noise. The problem is it was transmitting through the fire wall through a misaligned steering column bracket. The service ticket says steering column assembly r&r and steering column lower support r&r. The grommet was put back in place and the noise is now gone. Also now that I think of it, my steering wheel had the slightest bit of up/down movement when I shook it. It was a bit worrisome, but now that little bit of play has also been eliminated. The car has about 23k miles. It has been making a faint fluttering or ticking noise, under all types of acceleration, light, heavy, normal etc. It can even be heard while revving in neutral., (so it's not wind noise). It can be heard while accelerating and also after you take your foot off the pedal and let the revs drop. It's easiest heard under light acceleration as it's not competing with normal engine revving sound. The sound is difficult to explain, but it's similar to a slight exhaust leak. Dealer says it's normal valve train noise. But I also have a '15 outback 2.5i with 40k miles and it's quiet throughout it's entire rev range. So I do not feel this noise is normal. This is my 4th Subaru, ('05 gt, '12 2.5i), and it's the 8th in the family. None have had this sound. I searched this forum and see that people have had some noise complaints, but this one seems a little different. Edited June 15, 2017 by naaz90 FIXED Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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