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2 problems, rattling front end & Drops oil pressure when idling 82 GL Wagon 4X4

oil pressure front end 82 gl wagon steering rattling cluncking wheel knock

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#1 Borstsubaru82gl

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 05:23 PM

I have an 82 GL Wagon 4X4 ans since I have owned it it has ran strong but the oil pressure drops to almost nothing when it is idiling for a minute, what could the problem be? Also the front end has started making a kinda rattling/cluncking noise when cruising between 1500-2000 RPM's (4th gear driving 35-40 MPH) my steering boot started leaking a while ago so i am going to replace it this weekend, could it  possibly be the tie rod where it connects into the rack? or would it be in the CV axel / transmission connection?Attached File  KIMG0001.JPG   165.89K   7 downloads



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 06:11 PM

I have an 82 GL Wagon 4X4 ans since I have owned it it has ran strong but the oil pressure drops to almost nothing when it is idiling for a minute, what could the problem be? Also the front end has started making a kinda rattling/cluncking noise when cruising between 1500-2000 RPM's (4th gear driving 35-40 MPH) my steering boot started leaking a while ago so i am going to replace it this weekend, could it  possibly be the tie rod where it connects into the rack? or would it be in the CV axel / transmission connection? KIMG0001.JPG


The factory oil pressure gauges are notoriously inaccurate. The first step would be to verify what your oil pressure really is with a mechanical gauge. Could be the gauge, could be the sending unit. Actually having low oil pressure would be indicative of bigger problems obviously.

Is the clicking rythmic relative to speed? Or random? CVs is the first thing that comes to mind.

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#3 Borstsubaru82gl

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:45 AM

Its not the "CV Click" its more of a clunck/ rattle, it acts up when cruizing at a certian rpm range.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 01:31 PM

ball joint(s) and/or tie rod ends. Cheap and easy to replace.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:58 PM

ok ill try that out, is it possible that the trans axel splines would be wearing out? Doesnt make much sence but it feels like it almost and goes away with power, however it cluncks when driving over bumps so tie rod ends an ball joints.

Thank you for your help


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#6 rflegal

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:19 PM

My low oil pressure was due to a bad sender - is your leaking at all?

As to the clunking - check all mounting points - I had a struthat was loosely mounted.







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