In short, car makes a high-pitched whining noise when accelerating over 65 mph. Service mgr. determined it was the transmission after talking with SOA, replaced tranny at no cost to me. Car is 2001 OB AT w/9000 miles. Went on vacation, put over 3000 miles on, car still makes the same noise! Started out making the noise whenever I got above 55 mph then progressed to 65 mph.
Returned from vacation, service mgr. said bring it in since the rep was going to be in. Both drove it, rep said that it was normal engine noise coming from the ?ring and pinion? and/or drive gear. Depending on ones hearing, you may or may not hear it. I reminded the service mgr. that if that is the case then they replaced my original transmission when they didn't need to. They were "positive" it was the trans before, now it's normal engine noise, hmm.
IMO, it may be a design flaw in the trans that Subaru needs to go back to the drawing board on. BTW, I now very little about car mechanics. I've seen this same problem posted earlier on the board, 2 people have emailed me saying they have the same noise, the dealer has even done the same "repair" with another customer six months earlier.
The service mgr. has been very professional, this is a top-rated dealership, but me thinks something is not quite right. What do you think?
Thanks - Paul