Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Manual tranny knocking noise


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 mnevells

mnevells

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Blue Hill

Posted 07 July 2005 - 10:50 AM

Hi everyone.

I'm new here, and this is the first subaru i've owned. I have 95 legacy sedan, 5 spd. I just bought it a week ago, paid 2200, it has a consistent knocking nosie when i'm accelerating. I 've been told by a few people that it is what's called a throw out berring. IT has 120k on it, I'm only the second owner. Any advice? Should I put the money into it, or just drive it this way till it goes? Rest of the car is in great shape..... I'd like to make it last a while....and how hard would the task be if I decided to fix it? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated

#2 felipe01forester

felipe01forester

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 160 posts
  • Boston,

Posted 07 July 2005 - 11:54 AM

Get it fixed right away before it turns into anything more serious. You'll save money in the long run. 120,000 miles seems right for a throwout bearing, so get an opinion on it.

#3 mnevells

mnevells

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Blue Hill

Posted 08 July 2005 - 01:36 PM

Get it fixed right away before it turns into anything more serious. You'll save money in the long run. 120,000 miles seems right for a throwout bearing, so get an opinion on it.





Anyone out there that can tell me how complex of a job it is to replace it?
How costly?

#4 Setright

Setright

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,176 posts
  • Denmark

Posted 10 July 2005 - 03:24 AM

Consistent knocking noise? On acceleration?

Does not sound like a throw-out bearing to me.

Could you describe the sound in more detail?

#5 mnevells

mnevells

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Blue Hill

Posted 11 July 2005 - 08:07 AM

Consistent knocking noise? On acceleration?

Does not sound like a throw-out bearing to me.

Could you describe the sound in more detail?



Well, I've been told by two different people that it's a throw out berring. But I'm not a mechanic.. It is a definite knocking noise, but not like a lifter knocking, much faster knocking than that. It goes away when I put my foot in on the clutch(it's a 5 spd.) and sounds the worst in 1st, 2nd,3rd,and 4th. You can still here it in 5th, but it's not as loud. When I purchased the car I was told it had a noise in the tranny, but I got it for a good price, so my intention was to fix it in the future. Does any of that help?

#6 Setright

Setright

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,176 posts
  • Denmark

Posted 11 July 2005 - 03:54 PM

Certainly, good info. However, it leads to bad news: The main bearings inside the transmission are probably worn out. When you press the clutch the pedal down, the gearbox internals STOP moving and that's why the noise disappears.

Clutch down means the throw-out is under load and that's when it should be noisy. Which it isn't.

#7 legacywarwagon

legacywarwagon

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
  • Denver

Posted 11 July 2005 - 04:28 PM

Hi everyone.

I'm new here, and this is the first subaru i've owned. I have 95 legacy sedan, 5 spd. I just bought it a week ago, paid 2200, it has a consistent knocking nosie when i'm accelerating. I 've been told by a few people that it is what's called a throw out berring. IT has 120k on it, I'm only the second owner. Any advice? Should I put the money into it, or just drive it this way till it goes? Rest of the car is in great shape..... I'd like to make it last a while....and how hard would the task be if I decided to fix it? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated


Ok, im new, but the first thing i had to replace on my 92 legacy was a throwout bearing. (sorry to say at a shop, but i'm still learning) Just to let you know, it was a "whistling" noise that happened when i depressed the clutch, not a knocking noise. Hope that rules out a couple of possibilities

#8 WoodsWagon

WoodsWagon

    Formerly 91Loyale

  • Members
  • 3,928 posts
  • NH

Posted 11 July 2005 - 04:59 PM

On my dad's 95 legacy, the throwout bearing is going, and it makes a knocking noise. You can tell if it is throwout vs. tranny by lightly touching the clutch pedal, not enough to disengage the clutch, but enough to preload everything in the system. If its the throwout, the noise will go away, but you can still feel it in the pedal. If you're going to replace the throwout bearing, you might as well replace the clutch at the same time. The whole job usually costs from 400 to 800 bucks, depending on where you go. Asuming it is the throwout bearing, you could just ignore it till it goes, but then you will have to learn how to drive it without disengaging the clutch, all the way to the repair shop. Not that hard actually.

#9 mnevells

mnevells

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Blue Hill

Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:22 PM

Thank you everyone for all of your input. Just one more question, is it worth putting that much money into the car?

#10 WoodsWagon

WoodsWagon

    Formerly 91Loyale

  • Members
  • 3,928 posts
  • NH

Posted 12 July 2005 - 09:53 PM

If you do the job yourself it could cost less than 200 bucks. A 1995 with only 120k is worth putting that money into. Another thing to think about is the suspension. If the struts haven't been replaced ever, 120K is getting close to their expiration date. That will run another 400 bucks DIY. But after that, you will have a car that takes off and handles like new. I can testify to these being fun cars with new struts :grin:




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users