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'03 Legacy - Clunk upon moving forward?


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#1 jdw

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 01:55 PM

My '03 Legacy wagon makes a clunk when I first move forward after starting the engine. It sounds like a relay closing, perhaps located behind the glovebox. What is this? Just curious.

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 06:09 AM

is this each and 'EVERY' time you get in the car?
or just every morning?

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:42 AM

is this each and 'EVERY' time you get in the car?
or just every morning?

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Hi Jamie,

It is not each and every time, but over the weekend running errands I heard it about 3/4ths of the time. It is not loud, you have to listen for it - it sounds like a relay closing, and happens after I've traveled ten feet or so forward. My guess is that it is something related to the cruise control, or the airbags, or ???

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 03:38 PM

My '03 Legacy wagon makes a clunk when I first move forward after starting the engine. It sounds like a relay closing, perhaps located behind the glovebox. What is this? Just curious.

JDW


A relay makes a "click". It's like the clicking noise you hear when your turn signal is flashing. Have you tried removing everything from your glove compartment to see if the noise goes away?

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 09:13 AM

A relay makes a "click". It's like the clicking noise you hear when your turn signal is flashing. Have you tried removing everything from your glove compartment to see if the noise goes away?


I guess you're right - it is more like a "click" than a "clunk". Its just that it gets muffled by being buried in the dashboard somewhere that it kinda sounds like a "clunky click".

Good idea about removing stuff from the glovebox - I'll also make sure everything else is secure too. Maybe something is just sliding around. I only seem to hear this when I first begin moving forward after starting the engine though. Again, this is just a curiosity, not a problem.

Thanks,

JDW




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