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Greetings,

I'm a new outback owner, got a N/A 2003 automatic with 72,000miles on it I just bought the car a few days ago and it makes a sort of flutter noise when the gas pedal is pressed, it gets loader the more you press it however speed/gear/rpm does not effect the noise just when I press the pedal.

I can't figure out where exactly its coming from because i cannot get it to make the noise loud enough in neutral with the hood open since it revs to quick with little throttle applied.

If anyone has any idea's what this could be or anything I can try to further diagnose this please lemme know. Thanks.
 

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Welcome Greg,

It is possible it could be a loose intake tube or fluid inside the air accumulator or the air filter is vibrating because its not seated correctly.

Is it a H4 or H6? Knowing would narrow down the possibilities.
 

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Its an H4, after driving it around a bit more today the sounds does seem to get louder and speed up when RPMs go up, however only when i'm on the pedal. So if I drop the gear and coast it makes no noise at all until i push the gas down, then at that point i cant tell if its loud because i have to push the pedal down to achieve the higher RPMs, or if its because the RPMs are high.
 

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I guess my sarcasm got lost. :1pat:

Still check the air filter fit and the intake tubing.

If you can determine a direction of the noise in comparison to the driver seat while its doing it, it may help narrow it down. Maybe use a lower gear to hold speed and high rpm?

If its not under the hood, its in the exhaust.
 

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With all the advancements in science and still no sarcasm font... :D

I'll try to get a direction of the for you sound tomorrow, thanks for the help so far. I have some confidence that my car won't explode in a fiery inferno now.
 
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