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Old 10-13-2003, 23:08   #1 (permalink)
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Clunking sound from gearbox?

For the past few months my car has been making a clunking sound when changing from 1st-2nd and while moving very slowing, eg parking. This has been slowing getting worse.

It sounds like it is coming from the back of the gearbox where the tailshaft connects. It only does it while changing from 1st-2nd when the engine is cold. It also does it when putting the clutch in after reversing.

When parking it makes the sound even when I am in netural with the clutch out.

Is there a bearing in the back of the gearbox that could be making this sound or could it be something else?
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Re: Clunking sound from gearbox?

Check the universal joint in the drive shaft.
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:50   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Clunking sound from gearbox?

Thanks Blue,

Whats the best way to check for worn uni-joints?


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Re: Clunking sound from gearbox?

i had the same problem with my ea but i sold it lol problem fixed, have you had the box serviced recently?
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Re: Clunking sound from gearbox?

Sounds like a slack Uni Joint
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Re: Clunking sound from gearbox?

I hope its something simple like the uni-joints.

I've found the clunking sound it makes while parking only occurs with the clutch in, while in gear or when in netural. Also only ever happens elsewhere as I put the clutch in. It never happens while in gear with the clutch out.
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