I have a 97 ford expo. I love it, but lately when you go over 2nd gear or 40 mph it makes a loud clacking noise. It's so loud that you hear it from down the street. I was told it cound be the crank shaft. Other than that, it runs great! My 97 ford has about 208,000 miles and looks great.
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Re: 1997 ford expo makes loud clasking noise
If it was your cranshaft making that kind of noise.your motor would have frozen up already.it seems more like a tranny problem than an engine problem. Take it to a good mechanic. It sounds like your tranny is about to go.
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check the drain plug magnet for metal bits . If any the box has to come out 4.th gear is straight shaft connection and 5 gear connects from the cluster shaft up to the out put shaft . On either side is a rear main bearing and from your description if that bearing is failed then the 4th gear syncro will not align properly and the gear for 5th will be out of alignment so the syncro to work will not work
If the trucks moves in 1st gear it wouldn't be the rear end. In a manual transmission 2nd and 3rd are on the same shaft. If you are mechanically inclined or have a good friend that is go on-line to faxonautoliterature. Follow the instructions on the home page and for between $25 and $40 you can pick up a GM service manual for your transmission that will help you repair your transmission in stead of replace. They also list a service manual for the complete truck for $129 if you want. Hope this helps.
i have a 1997 Golf GTI 2.0 liter engine the motor was replace and has 40,000 on it but the body has close to 150,000 on it everytime i shift 1st to 2nd somethings hitting the ground somewhere and secondly the intake maniflold has like a rattle in it or something of that sort and i dont know where its coming from its sounds like a missfire but im not 100% sure yet can someone help me and oo and 4th and 5th gear the clutch makes a biut of grinding noise like not loud and only when your fully in gear and the clutch is all the way out any ideas
Check the condition of the tranny oil on the dipstick. If it's black
and smelly, the tranny clutches might be worn out. Make sure you have
enough fluid in there first. Check the fluid with the car engine
running and the tranny in park. The level should be between the 2 marks.