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Vy V6 Gearbox Noise

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by tankey, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. tankey

    tankey New Member

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    Just wondering if anyboby else has had trouble with gearbox noise. Started one morning when down-shifting in traffic. Thought it was a truck next to me. Went straight to the dealer and took a mechanic for a ride. He heard the noise but it wasn't as bad as earlier. I was told they would have to take the box out, but drive it for a couple of days easy til they could book it in. It also started to rattle when idling occasionally. When I took it in, they called me and said they could not hear anything so they didn't pull it out. Since then, I sometimes crunch the gears from 1st to 2nd. This may only happen twice a week. It has also developed another noise and vibration at about 3400rpm. Any ideas guys?
     
  2. Marks-VY

    Marks-VY I love cars

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    Don't expect any help from Holden. Unfortunately I bought a VY S-pack with 5 speed and from day one I have had a whine in first and second gear. Brought it back to where I bought it and they showed me another customer's car with the same mileage and build and it was the same.

    I had the Technical Dept arrange a special meeting and after bringing it for a drive they acknowledged the noise but said it was within specification (although I don't recall any sound measuring equipment......... :confused: ).

    They explained the gearbox is manufactured in Mexico and installed as a sealed unit and due to the design of the box etc, it naturally generates the whine. They said I could experiment with different oil grades but that would put my warranty in jeopardy :bang: .....

    Anyway, they provided me with a letter to confirm the noise was apparent but within specification, so that if I tried to sell it I could prove it was not a faulty gearbox (my complaint was that I would not be able to sell it as people would think it had been through a hard life).

    I should have bought the s/c auto......

    Regards,
    Mark.
     
  3. tankey

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    Thanks mate, know how it is.
     
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    I've driven plenty of vt to vy commodores with the 5 speed getrag and they all have gearbox whine, its normal.
     
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    My manual VY S V6 has been making a weird loud horrid grinding/growling type noise when I let the clutch out- but only when its cold....at night and first thing in morning. Can not get it to make the noise for service mechanic when I take it in ..... so "nothing wrong with it!" Is the only way I could prove fault/noise to have them take it home so it can be started at night or first thing on a cold morning? THEY ARENT HAVING MY CAR AT HOME!
    Someone mentioned it's a bearing and common when cold! BUT I have never heard anyone else with same problem!
     
  6. daggett

    daggett Crazy Tiger

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    I have a VT II S' 5 Speed with the grinding/growling type noise and the whine. I have had the whole cluch assembley go on my 3 times and it's been replaced 4 times. The whine is apparently normal but I finally got them to manage to agree to the problem with the grinding/growling.

    And guess what? After only 12,000k's in the new cluch asselmbley the grinding/growling is back. Oh yay.
     
  7. SQUIDS_VX

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    V6 Gearbox and Clutch

    My 2001 VX S (103000km) has a slight whine from the gearbox, and a clunk when shifting from second to first - but only when it's cold.

    The Clutch feels spongy, Holden dealership says it's okay? but they also tried to sell me a new car? Can anyone tell me the 'real cost' to replace the clutch in this car and/or a good place to take it too, for a second opinion.

    If it does need replacing, it'll be only the second thing i've had to replace - the other being 4 tyres 70000km ago. :)
     
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    The cluch replacement costs as below:

    Part# GM92116034 - Bearing, CLU PIL x 2 = $4.70
    Part# GM11041011 - Screw x 6 = $1.26
    Part# GM92056275 - Flywheel ASM x 1 = $660.16
    Part# GM92051396 - Plate Driven x 1 = $146.67
    Part# GM92051395 - CVR+Press Plate x 1 = $149.20
    Part# GM92062871 - Bolt Flywheel x 8 = $9.12
    Part# GM92141311 - Bearubg Release x 1 = $98.31

    + Labour of around $262.00


    I also still stuffer this clunk from first to second which is worse when cold also.
     
  9. Pie-VK

    Pie-VK That guy.

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    Sorry to revive an old thread

    But I suffer from an insane whine from first and second gear in my storm ute.

    It's louder than my exhaust.

    Is this normal?
     
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    if its a whine i wouldnt worry about it... when it becomes a grinding noise you should be worried
     

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