My Mini makes a growling noise that matches in intensity the amount of pressure I put on the pedal. It only does this in higher gears. I took it in to the dealer for other work without mentioning it to them and they didn't catch it. Is this a muffler problem?
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When you put in gear /handbrake off can you push it to move it [if no ] push in clutch ,will it move now ,if yes then clutch is ok if no then either clutch OR main drive gear locking nut in gear box has a problem.
noises are from chipped teeth, bad bearings , misaligned gears or incorrect meshing of gears . If the noise is on drive under load in 4th gear it will be a pinion bearing If the noise is in overdrive ,(coasting down hill or to ma stop , it will be pinion bearings (diff). If it is in 1st gear it will be input shaft bearing in gear box . If it is in overdrive it will be out put shaft or rear lay shaft bearing Gear box.
First of all I think I should say that clutches do not make grinding noises - but transmission gears do. However, a clutch that is not disengaging properly can make the gears grind when trying to shift from one gear to the next. Also a common source of noise is the clutch throwout bearing. This will make a "grinding" or "growling" noise any time the clutch pedal is depressed. In either of these cases, the only solution is to replace the clutch, throwout bearing, pressure plate and pilot bushing. These all usually come in a clutch kit. If you have an hydraulic clutch with an internal slave cylinder it is recommended to replace the slave cylinder as well and also the flywheel on on vehicles. I'm sorry I cannot be more specific because you did not mention what type of vehicle we are talking about here.
What?! Really! The noise goes when the clutch pedal is depressed! So the noise goes when the release bearing (throw-out bearing) is engage? So how would that be a release bearing/clutch problem? If it didn't make a noise until the clutch pedal was depressed, it would be the release bearing! In other words its the input shaft bearing and/or counter shaft bearing in the gearbox. Stop giving people bad advice
Might be a hub bearing. Those make a growling noise when they are bad. When it is on jack stands you should be able to put your hands on the top of the tire and the bottom of the tire and move it back and forth. and the same with putting your hands on the right and left side of the tire. if you can and it moves back and forth then the bearing is back. but becarefull not to get the movement confused with a bad ball joint or tire rod. which could also be your problem but they dont make a growling noise
It seems like the clutch pressure plate has gone, not releasing the clutch plate once the pedal is operated.
The noise you hear, is it a screeching one or is it like the gears rubbing eachother.
If its a screeching noise thn its the release bearing and if its a heavier grinding noise thn its the gears.
Guess you will have to replace the clutch pressure plate, its highly recomended though to replace the pro-kit,i.e the clutch plate, pressure plate and the release bearing.
Probably the front differential, your probably hearing the famous differential gear whine. Change the oil, put Lucas for gears in it. You can get a hand operated oil pump to **** it out through the dip stick if it has one. Then fill it with the recommended amount.
If the engine and gearbox are vw then i would think it may be the
diff as the bolts holding it together are very weak and can break
causing gear selection problems and finally failure.If you get a reconditioned box make sure it has high tensile steel bolts in the diff otherwise after another 50-100k you will have the same problem.