2000 Subaru Legacy GT

Discussion in 'Subaru Legacy' started by Mike, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Does anyone have an idea what this is?

    If you step on the brakes when my 2000 Legacy GT is in Park, there is a
    clicking sound that seems to come from the front of the passenger side of
    the car. It doesn't do this in any other gear. It only does this when you
    push in or let off and it isn't a constant click, just click in and click


    Mike, Aug 8, 2004
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  2. Mike

    Henry Paul Guest

    My guess is it is a relay to release the gear shift from the park position
    so you can change to other gears. This would explain why it only does it in
    If you don't press the brake, can you shift to other speeds?
    Henry Paul, Aug 8, 2004
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Do you mean going from Low to D? Yes, you can do that.

    I had someone tell me that it sounded like a bad brake booster, but that
    just doesn't appear right to me. Is there a chance that IT IS a bad brake

    One thing that I have noticed about Subaru's. They seem to be a lot
    quirkeir than my 99 Honda Accord.

    Thanks in advance

    Mike, Aug 8, 2004
  4. Mike

    Mike Guest

    If it is the relay, do I need to get it fixed or is it just noisy?

    Mike, Aug 8, 2004
  5. Mike

    Henry Paul Guest

    I meant to say can you shift out of Park without pressing the brake. Some
    relays are noisier than others, as long as everything is working ok I would
    not worry too much about it.

    I don't think it is the brake booster as you would really have to stand on
    the brakes to stop the car.
    Henry Paul, Aug 8, 2004
  6. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks Henry Paul.

    Mike, Aug 8, 2004
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    ismlv Guest

    My 99 SUS does the same thing. When it's in park, hitting the brake causes a clicking noise. If you don't press the brake, I can't push in
    the button to shift to drive. One of those nifty safety features.
    ismlv, Aug 9, 2004
  8. Mike

    Henry Paul Guest

    The clicking noise must be a relay being switched allowing the button on the
    shifter to be released. When you step on the brake, the relay gets power
    that causes it to activate a switch. The switch sends power to release the

    Is there a fuse panel near where you hear the clicking noise? The relay is
    probably in there.

    Henry Paul

    a clicking noise. If you don't press the brake, I can't push in
    Henry Paul, Aug 9, 2004
  9. Mike

    ismlv Guest

    My clicking noise comes from almost right under the radio in front of the shifter... but it's done it since day 1 so I just assumed it's
    supposed to do that.
    ismlv, Aug 9, 2004
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