Hi Kevin, very kind of you to ask. My Dad's Forester is making a high pitched whistle sound when accelerating. It's a 2003 model and he's only driven it lighly and has about 80,000 kms on the clock. He's had this problem for the last 6months but it's now getting very loud. Any suggestions are most appreciated. :-)
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters
Customer: Oh, I see, it's Pearl, my apologies.... it's the original from 2003. I haven't thought to check the filters
JA: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I'm not fixing it myself, but my dad is 85 and I'm now stepping in to see if I can help him. I went to one mechanic and he said that it was most likely the gearbox and it would be an expensive repair. I'm not confident with this assessment so I thought I'd do some homework.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, it's really that simple, only whistles under acceleration, doesn't loose any power, just getting louder at this stage