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"Alam" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I recently bought the above metioned vehicle but have come across a few
> strange things, it may be normal! I wonder if anyone can help
> 1. when I drive over a ramp I hear a clanking noise from the rear of
> vehicle,what could be leading to this noise?
Could be lots of things, but rear shock absorber top bushes is
quite likely. If they are ok, have a look at all the supsension bushes.
> 2. Sometimes I cannot get in the fifth gear and after some fiddling it
> goes in 5th gear, also sometimes there is a clanking noise when I
> change gears! any comments.
This is really in "it could be so many things remote diagnosis is
tricky" territory. First off, change the oil in the box - ATF realy
only last about 8 or 9,000 miles before gear selection problems
arise. When changing the oil, do any interesting metallic bits come out?
Is there a yellow tinge to the oil, or maybe grey-metallic?
Is the clanking noise related to the gearbox or drive train - i.e.
it it when selecting a gear, or when releasing the clutch?
> Lastly Other day while I was driving for about 5 hours (nearly 200
> miles) the engine just died. It started after couple of minutes and as
> I moved it died again. I waited for about 10 minutes and then it was
> OK, all comments (sensible) welcome,
Which engine do you have?
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