Originally Posted by markusarelious
I am having the same issue right now with my 2010LGT (6 sp MT) with the noise. I took it to the Subaru dealership and they are telling me(without even going into the tranny) that it is the main input and output bearings and that I would have to replace my transmission. I am finding this hard to believe. I have yet to see a thread on this and have seen more with the differential issues as well as youtube vids showing the same issues.
That's a bad situation. Without them even going into the transmission, you might be better off to find another dealer or convince them to replace the differential bearings first. Depending on the mileage, you'll probably end up replacing them at some point anyway. I don't know what a dealer would charge for labor, but it's only ~$130 in parts.
I would guess a new transmission includes the center diff, so it's probably their very unnecessary go-to repair anytime they hear any kind of transmission related noise.