1992 LEGACY GRINDS METAL WHEN GOING FORWARD BUT ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1992 Subaru Legacy
  • 144,000 miles

1992 legacy grinds (metal) when going forward but not when going backward. It is not likely to be brakes but other than that I don't know where to look.

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 AT 11:02 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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Why not the brakes?

There is a tool you might be able to borrow or rent from an auto parts store that borrows them called the "Chassis Ear". It is a set of six microphones, a switch box, and headphones. You clip the microphones to suspect points, then drive around while listening with the headphones. You can move the microphones around to zero in on the source of the noise. Be aware that many mechanics have never seen or even heard of this tool. Suspension and alignment mechanics use it to find rattles, squeaks, and other noises.

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