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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run the fault codes first to determine if the problem is electronic ( servos, solenoids , wiring and connections or TCM
it could be a coincidence about the noise in the transmission area so leave the new transmission out of the equation until all the possibilities are covered
has the transmission oil been change lately
drop the pan of the transmission and check for foreign material in the pan and filter
if you have something major , there will be evidence in that area
I suspect transmission oil drain back to oil pan during night. if you want to confirm. engine stop take oil level place a mark on dipstick then let it sit overnight. in the morning take oil level if it raise then oil have to charge the torque converter you hear a cavity front pump noise. when hot take oil level engine hot in park have to be at top of oil level
Chances are, the flywheel ring gear is damaged and the new starter drive gear just doesn't have enough to engage into so it spins and makes a grinding noise. If you can, try and turn the engine over a tiny bit by hand and then try the starter. If this allows the engine to turn over and start, this is probably your problem. Unfortunately, most engines come to a rest in the same spot(s) when you shut them off so the starter always has to try and engage in the worn area. The fix involves removing the transmission and replacing the ring gear...a big job.
CODE PO732 THAT IS GEAR 2 INCORRECT RATIO.FAULT IN TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR.PROBLEM IN SHIFT SOLENOID OR RELATED PRESSURE SWITCH.PROBLEM IN TRANSMISSION VALVE BODY.ALSO CHECK TO MAKE SURE TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL IS CORRECT.
If the noise happens when car is in park and you rev it to about 1500rpm's then its thebearing in the oil pump of the torque converter.It should make noise all the time even in park ideling. You may need a rebuild transmission. Have the vehicle checked out at a transmission repair shop
Most likely the o-ring seal between the torque converter and the transmission is going bad. Get that transmission rebuilt pronto before serious damage is done! But first, have a mechanic drop the transmission pan and look for signs of a very thin silvery film coating the inside of the pan. If found, then the transmission definitely will have to be rebuilt, and the torque converter will also have to be replaced since embedded metallic particles in the old torque converter will eventually come loose, due to wear of the clutch plates within the torque converter, and eat up the rebuilt transmission. Now, here is the deal once the transmission has been rebuilt:
Change the transmission fluid and filter once a year -- no matter what! If you do this, then you should never have any more problems with the transmission.
okay. there could be a couple of problems with your transmission.
1). it's quite possible that the clutch discs inside of your transmission have finally burned out. Hyundai has been known for making faulty transmissions for the accent for the first generation models.
2). if the car doesn't go in first gear, try driving it in normal mode and not economy. the accent purposely pulls in second gear in economy mode, when warmed up, in order to get into the high 30 mpgs.
3). faulty shift control solenoid. These have also been known to be defective with the first generation accent (1995-1999).
4). Your transmission fluid leaked out, prior to the mechanic fixing it, and the high heat building up in the transmission as well as the low amount of fluid in the transmission helped to burn it out.
for options 1 and 4, you wont know the actual problem unless you pull the transmission out and examine all of the clutch discs.
hope this helps...
~Proud owner of a 1997 Accent GL