Grinding Sound When Shifting Reverse

Grinding Sound When Shifting Reverse

During shifting into a reverse gear a grinding sound is heard coming from the transmission.

Transmission Troubleshooting
When shifting into gear the transmission is disconnected from the engine upon stepping on the clutch pedal. The same with shifting into reverse gear. Now, during shifting, if the clutch is not fully released when the clutch pedal is depressed the gears inside the transmission will clash this clashing of gears produce grinding sound. However, not all grinding sound that is heard during shifting is because of nit fully depress the clutch pedal, there may be other cause of grinding sound that because of the complexity of transmission it can only be determined through a thorough inspection by a qualified professional.

Possible Cause of Grinding Sound when Reversing
For the meantime, in the absence of actual transmission inspection, we can say that the only possible cause of the problem is that the clutch not fully releasing.

How to fix grinding sound when shifting in the reverse
We recommend bringing your car to a reputable auto repair shop specializes in transmission repair. Ask the mechanic to look into the clutch linkage, usually this might be just a simple adjustment to correct the problem on not fully releasing clutch, if the mechanic suggested to pull down the transmission, do not agree seek first a second opinion from a different auto repair shop, if another repair shop told you that it is necessary to pull down the transmission then have it pull down.

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