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2005 forester bad growling noise from left rear axle area

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2005 forester bad growling noise from left rear axle area
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Randall C replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I am Randall, Chances are you have a failed or failing wheel bearing, The bearing is pressed into the hub/spindle, not real easy to change and requires a few special tools to change it including a press, Book time is about 3.5 hours and the bearing is about $45 +/-, This is not that uncommon, Could last awhile making noise but thinking do not want to risk too long as when gets real bad it could seize up and leave you,