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I have a 2005 Subaru Forester XT with 69500 miles. I just purchases this car and now I'm hearing a whining from the passenger side of the engine compartment. This happens from anywhere from 50mph to 75mph +. The sound does vary but not with acceleration. During the long drive back the whining stopped and didn't show up again for 12+ hours. No change in driving. Any thoughts? The vehicle is covered with a really good warranty so I'm not worried but I want to know what to look for.

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Subaru Mechanic: Kevin C., Subaru Master Tech. replied 6 years ago
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Welcome to Pearl.com, I'm Kevin and I'm here to help resolve your Automotive issue.

Hello, does the car have normal acceleration? Any lights on the dash illuminating?You list this car as an X and XT..is this the Turbo model as I am guessing?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Normal acceleration and no dash warning lights. You are correct as this is an XT model.
Subaru Mechanic: Kevin C., Subaru Master Tech. replied 6 years ago

Usually what you are describing is a turbo beginning to fail or a turbo related air hose not secured properly. If the sound "seems" to originate from behind the glove box, then it is a turbo related noise, with that in mind the repair would involve replacing the turbo, oil screen in the turbo oil feed line and removing the oil pan to clean out any metal that may have accumulated.

If it's an air hose off the intake, the repair will be much easier.

I do recommend the dealer for any of these repairs, they should honor your warranty even if it isn't a Subaru warranty.

Let me know if I can help further, Kevin

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