What is that wind noise on my Subaru and how can I make it stop!
One of the typical things that will happen to your Subaru is over time you will hear an increased amount of wind type noise coming into the cabin area of the car especially at freeway speeds.
For certain Subaru models there is an updated part called the door gusset that will resolve this issue for you and bring back some of the piece and quiet you used to enjoy in your Subaru.
There is actually a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) number 12-82-04 pertaining to the updated gussets on certain model Subaru’s. Other models in some cases can have the gussets adjusted to resolve the noise.
The updated gussets are part number 61158AE00B for the right, and 61158AE01B. These updated parts fit the 2000 to 2004 Subaru Legacy and Outback platform.
There are some measurements that Subaru suggests making prior to replacing the gusset jut to insure replacing the gusset is necessary. The first is between the gusset and the glass with the door closed and the window up, if it is more than 2mm the gusset should be done the next is with the window down if the clearance is more than 5mm the gusset needs to be replaced.
Below are some pictures of the replacement process. The door panel and mirror have to come off to replace the gusset. The clearance needs to be checked after the gusset is replaced and adjusted if needed.
The picture doesn’t do justice to the gap formed btetween the glass and the door gusset.
The gap is gone.
Fixing the gap in the Door Gusset will greatly diminish the wind noise coming into your Subaru from the window and will quit driving you crazy.
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