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#1 Old 03-31-2005, 06:50 PM
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transmission knocking

whenever i pull out in first gear i get this knocking sound coming from the transmission.. is this something to worry about or just ignore it... it sometimes happens when changing into second gear too... thanks for the replies
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does it happen when u stick it INTO the gear? or after u stick it in and start letting go of the clutch... i get that sound sometimes too when i start to engage the clutch in second gear... i think its normal, its just that the transmission is not smooth... i think
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I get a sound like that when I put it in reverse sometimes... never 1st though.

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My 04 WRX grinds when downshifting into first at VERY, VERY, VERY low rpms and mph, like when coming to a stop light.

If I push the shifter to left it seems to help.

I had a mechanic friend drive it and he agreed with me - it's not right.

Any tech bullentins or recalls on the tranny?
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the sound happens after i put the car into gear... but only first gear and sometimes second
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If it grinds when downshifting to first while moving, why don't you just wait until you stop moving to downshift. A synthetic transmission fluid will help with the downshifting into first problem.
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if it is grinding take it to the dealership. I just got my car back from the dealership replacing 3rd and 4th gears and syncros for a slight grind going into 4th. They covered it under warranty. Of course the tech that fixed it was pretty cool and didnt give me a hard time for having mods either.
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i had my first and third gear syncros replaced under warrenty about a year ago. first ground any time i put it in. in third the shifer would pop out.

other than lack of a muffler, the car was stock. they told me that i was power shifting the car to hard.

but it was replaced.
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