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2003 toyota mr2 spyder 5 speed transmission grinding noise

Noise completely goes away when clutch is pushed in.

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I pushed the clutch in to start but a grinding prevented the truck from starting

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Here is what is going on. When you push in the clutch pedal you remove the connection between the engine and the transmission. At this time all the parts in the transmission stop rotating.Since the only parts in the transmission that can rotate without moving the car are the input parts we can safely assume that the noise can only be from there.This can be a transmission input bearing. Worn Synchro mechanism (allows the transmission to shift without grinding the gears)Low fluid in the tranny. Or a bad clutch component. Top off or change the fluid. If it still makes the noise you need to take it to a tranny shop.

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