3/98 vt wagon auto, 2003 reco gearbox an exchange torque fitted.
got a knocking noise that started as wat i could only slighty hear in idle in D,R,1,2,3 and now in park aswell but its since become more of a heavy knock that is getting more frequent and louder over a few days. i cant hear it when its underload, assuming its drowned out by engine noise. but as soon as engines warm an i stop at lights or round about it just sounds like a lil drummer boy in back/lower engine bay.
as of yesterday the noise has become louder an more frequent and im now noticing its shuddering a few times and hestitating to kick over but once it does theres no slippage of hesitation whatsoever.. mechanic suggested torques rooted but only fitted 30,000kms ago and as the gears aren't slipping or clunking i think he might be wrong.
does a flex plate show no real symptoms then the noise and can it be suttle then suddenly rooted or if u get a tiny crack or distortion is that it u have a circus band in the engine bay??
cheers, any helps appreciated the flex plate and gearbox workings are all trivial to me as never had any probs in my cars till now with this subject
Hell!..I would be having an auto trans shop investigate straight away. What ever it is, it's NOT going to fix itself. Any new knocking noise is some component starting to fail and is heading for a total failure, and could take other components with it if left too long.
loose drive plate bolts, no loktite applied when fitted? Take it back to the people who did the job.
Yeah it sounds like a bolt popping around like popcorn when cars warm, its going back up on hoist friday, been sitting in driveway im not keen to drive it till its fixed or atleast no wat it is.
Well the mechanic that swore it was flex plate was well off... We replaced it noise was still there hub finally had a chance to look at it today.. Two engine mounts later an $80 not a rattle or knock
That mechanic has no idea, how did he not notice that? I mean he seriously did not see the engine sitting on the frame?
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