Inca Posted September 28, 2019 Share Posted September 28, 2019 Hey all. I'm hoping someone has ideas about this. I have a 92 Legacy with standard transmission and 274k miles. I was driving home from town today, and twice had a grinding noise occur. It sounded like maybe gears grinding in the transmission or diff. I was driving fairly straight both times, once in 2nd gear, once in 4th. Both times, I immediately pulled the car out of gear, let it coast a little, then put it back in gear. When I put it back in gear, it seemed completely fine. When I got home, I checked the transaxle oil, and it was low, a couple mm below the low mark on the dipstick. Also, the big clamp holding the CV boot to the passenger side inner CV joint was missing, and there was axle grease leaking out, and there seemed to be a lot of oil on the lower transaxle and steering gear, though I do have a mild engine oil leak that I already know about. Also, there was definitely some play in the stub axles coming out of the diff that the inner CV joints attach to. I don't remember if they were like that when I did the clutch 4 years ago, but it sure seemed like a lot of play. Both sides were the same. Anyone had this happen to them? Any ideas what's going on? I clearly have a CV axle problem, but I don't want to buy a new one and put it in only to find out that the transmission or diff is bad. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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