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When driving my 1994 2 WD Ford Ranger, there is occasionally a metal-on-metal high-pitched grinding sound that only occurs when it's moving. It's always loudest in the morning, when the car is cold. I've replaced the brakes and also had the replacement brakes inspected by two other shops--they confirm it's not the brakes.

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Find a shop that has a chassis ear By Steelman it is a 6 channel microphone that can be placed along the frame to determine the noise location.

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SOURCE: Front brakes grinding

sur it is a grind and not like the ABS is going off which could mean a sensor is bad or dirty .more like a pulsating growl

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SOURCE: Front end noise on 97 Chrysler Cirrus

Check the wheel bearing, if you haven't already done so, mainly on the passenger side, but check both, to be sure.

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SOURCE: 1998 Subaru Outback Wagon Grinding Noise/Squeaky Brake/Gas Gauge

The first issue, I would have the brake calipers checked for either a pin stuck or one of the pistons stuck, It is a dual piston caliper and sometimes one will stick causing pad to angle slightly. While inspecting the brake issue also check your wheel bearings, which may be the squeak. On the fuel issue, I will tell you a secret, LOL, but Subaru has set the fuel gauge to read E but still have about 5 gallons of fuel left. I use US measurements, but trying to use my head I believe you are getting about 22-24 MPG from what you said and that is pretty good. I hope this helps a bit and have a great day.

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SOURCE: Brake Problems

If this noise happens on wet or humid days this is natural

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SOURCE: 1994 FORD RANGER STANDARD TRANS CLUTCH WON'T ENGAGE

The only adjustment you'll probably need is to get the air out of the clutch line. Loosen the bleeder screw, and put a two or three foot vacuum line on it. Submerse the other end of the line in a bottle of brake fluid. Pump the clutch untill no more bubbles are coming out of the hose into the bottle. Be sure to keep the reservoir topped up while you do this. Hold the clutch down, and tighten the bleeder screw. Some hydraulic clutches do have an adjustment on the rod that goes from the slave cyllinder to the pressure plate. I'm not sure about yours. If there is a nut on the rod, you can adjust it somewhat. You want it set so that there is just a little bit of play between the rod and the pressure plate where the rod goes. If none of this helps, you mayneed to replace the slave cyllinder.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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