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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Grinding Sound On Shifting at Particular Gear

Car Trouble Symptom
When you are shifting into one particular forward gear, a grinding sound is heard.

Car Problem Diagnosis
Grinding sound when shifting in one particular gear especially on forward gear, this is an indication of a problem on the synchronizer of that particular gear. A synchronizer is a device inside a transmission making the rotating shafts and gears together at the same speed for smooth shifting. When the synchronizer is faulty it will result in a grinding sound when shifting and worst you cannot shift at all.


However, if the grinding occur into first gear from a stop the possibilities is too much clutch pedal or free play, this is the distance that the clutch pedal move before engaging. Sometimes even when a clutch pedal is fully depressed, the clutch is not fully disengaged which resulted in grinding sound when shifting into first gear.

Possible Cause of Grinding Sound on Shifting

Faulty Synchronizer of a particular gear that is grinding.

All about car Advice
Bring your car to a reputable auto repair shop that specialized in transmission works and ask the mechanic to inspect your car, as initial step have your clutch pedal free play be adjusted. If a mechanic told you that you need your transmission pull down, seek several shop for second opinion before you agree to have your car transmission tear down.

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