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I have a 2002 chevy cavalier z22 standard tranny, 2.2l. Ive been getting this grinding noise in the low RPM'S of first and second gear, only when i keep it at 1200-1700 RPM's. The sound only comes in those gears, and stops when the clutch is pushed in. the sound isnt present while idling. I crawled under and didnt see anything obviously loose, except for the air conditioning part seems to be rattling a little. my clutch is working fine, i dont have any gear slipping and the car works well even with a load on the engine. A friend of mine and myself have been going nuts trying to diagnose the problem. we think it may be some sort of drive train issue. What do you think?

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I have a 2004 that did that, im sorry to say this but you are going to need a new transmission eather really soon or a lil ways down the road but you need a new one the problem is your syncronisers in your transmission are starting to go bad witch is what alows your gears to come together at the right timing now you can avoid grindin your gears by stayin out of the rpms that it grinds in eather high or low but eventually you will need a new transmission bc eventually all of your gears will begin to grind like that and then eventually you just wont even be able to get the car in gear not due to the clutch going bad but just bc the constant grindin of the gears will cause your gears in your transmission to go out completly

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