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Banging in front end

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#1 provin1327


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:46 AM

So I just picked up this 1996 Impreza Outback sport 2.2L 5 speed a few weeks ago and I am hearing a clicking/bind/banging in the front end when turning both ways at full lock on dry pavement. I did a bit of research and found it may be torque bind in the front diff? I just reolaced the trans/diff fluid after finding out it was a quart low and dirty, filled it with 80w90 gear oil which seemed to cure the sound for a day but now it's back. Anyone have any suggestions on what this may for sure be or how to cure it?

Edited by provin1327, 15 December 2013 - 04:47 AM.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:46 AM

Could be CV joint. How do your tires look? It may be obvious but if all 4 tires aren't the exact same size (Within 1/4-inch of tire circumference or about 2/32-inch of each other in remaining tread depth.it can and will cause diff stress. When I bought my car it had extremely warn front winters and not so worn rears, I didn't hear any clicking or binding but I found it felt much more "free" when I bought 4 new.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:48 AM

Sounds like the center diff is shot

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