2000 Impreza outback sport - Manual Transmission 209k miles
Hello all -
It has been a while since I have been on here, but I know this message board is full of knowledge, and I'm having some trouble diagnosing a speed dependent clicking noise in the drive train somewhere.
The clicking started before my last major project, in which i replaced:
- All 4 Struts
- Steering Rack
- Both Tie rod ends
- Rebuilt power steering pump
- Both Front Axles
- Both lower control arm ball joints
- 4 New Tires
- Transmission fluid (prior to this project, but still recently)
Many may immediately jump to CV joint, but noticed the wear from the old damaged ones, and that is no longer noticable with the new axles, so i have ruled those out. The noise is speed dependent, i can feel the clicking in the shift knob, and when the clutch pedal is partially depressed, the noise is significantly louder.it is a relatively fast click - i think it is similar to the sound made when two wheels are off the ground, and you rotate the wheel one direction, and you hear the clicking from the differential. Seems to be speed dependent only and can be heard in any gear.
My thoughts are:
- Clutch - would a broken finger from the pressure plate cause such a clicking?
any help would be greatly appreciated. I do need to drive the car across the country in less than 5 days.