Join Date: Aug 2012
Car: 2000 2.5 Outback
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Although I haven't been driving the car, I've gathered some additional information by understanding the VIN number. It seems like the car has AWD MPT without any slippage features. From what I understand this means that the torque defaults to a 90% front and 10% rear distribution. When the car accelerates, the torque may be transferred more to the rear. Given that;
a) an acceleration (foot on the pedal) generates the sound, and
b) the sound is seemingly coming from the rear
I'm wondering if the sound is thus related to or else initiated by the change in the torque distribution.
I'll be doing some actual testing later this week, hopefully with someone who can assist me with the checking of the heat shield, boots, driveshaft/u-joint, suspension and shocks. I also have to find out more about the FWD fuse. Back to the drawing board.