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2003 Accent - Clicking noise coming from Transmission

My 2003 Accent started making a clicking noise that appears to be coming from the ring gear area of the transmission or from within the pan. This problem was sudden, without any build-up warning. The noise sounds like a baseball card in the spokes of a bicycle. It gets louder with speed and falls off quickly if you let off the gas. Other than the noise, the transmission has started to shift slowly between gears but I'm not sure the noise is related. I had a shop look into it and they think it is most likely the ring gear area but suggested a full replacement of the transmission. I'm hoping someone else has encountered something similiar.

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  • randallo123 Dec 15, 2008

    Thanks, I thought about the CV joints. The problem isn't any worse when turning. All boots are intact. The noise isn't like the popping of a bad CV joint. It is more like metal hitting metal.

  • tddlny Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same noise on my 2001 Accent. It shifts fine for teh first 2-3 minutes and then it starts slipping and then I have no overdrive. Engine rpm's to almost 4000 just to go 55-60mph. Also no first gear after war up. If I manually downshift to 2nd it will but it I go down to 1st it won't go even if just barely moving. The noise happened all at once with me , too. I think I was accelerating going around a corner and then it started clicking. I put on jack stands and it only clicks in foward, does not click in reverse. I think my transmission is on its last leg and am looking for a good used one.

  • smithkels Jan 05, 2009

    Sounds like the same issue I am having with my 2003 Accent currently. I just noticed that slow/clunky shifting into gear this morning. I'm taking mine into the dealership this weekend to have a look see. What's the estimate on a tranny replacement for this car?

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