No reverse gear, makes clacking noise when going forward
Ok, i did it, i broke it.... wasnt paying attention to the car, watching the baby. ok, i have a 97 saab, manual, 900s. i was at a stop getting ready to park the car. looked back at the baby and wasnt paying attention. to get the key outta the ignition this car has to be put into reverse. well with the car still running i put it in reverse, without pushing the clutch in. of course this made the car jump and die. i figured i just stalled it out.
now it doesnt have reverse, and when going forward there is a clacking sound that is consistant with what ever speed your going. and when your stopped, when you release the clutch in nuetral you can still hear some consistant and wierd noises.
how bad did i kill it? does anybody have a clue what i broke?
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Either you damaged the transmission, or broke something in the engine. If it only makes the sound with the car in gear, then the transmission will need serviced. And no, it won't be a torque converter as manual trannies don't have one.
it sounds like the gear linkage could just need adjusted.try slackening the gear linkage then see if you can get reverse,if so keep it in reverse as you tighten it back up and should be problem solved.bear in mind you will have to make sure it goes into all your forward gears aswell,if not just repeat the process until you get it right.this could take 2 or 3 times but worth it in the end other than paying a main dealer to do the job.
Check the oil trans filter. Could either be a bad linkage, or a bum synchro. Does it just flat not
go into gear, or does it grind when you try to do it? Can you put it in
reverse with the engine off?
I dont know exactly witch is you
tranny; it sound like you broke the sun shell in the transmission.
For example, this is pretty common with the Chevvorlet 4l60e
Transmission, when the sun shell
breaks you will lose reverse and fourth gear, the only remedy is to
replace the transmssion or have it repaired; the repair will require the
transmission be removed and disassembled, you will need to purchase a
new sun shell (get a heavy duty replacement) and a papper rubber kit for
the repair, just find a good trans guy to provide the labor.
It sounds like the reverse band broke. Typically with automatic transmission when you put the transmission in reverse a couple things happen. Usually, the forward clutch engages and the reverse band engages holding the reverse drum from turning, which causes the planetery gears to make the vehicle move backwards. If the band breaks there is nothing told hold that drum from turning and you have a forward gear. The bad news is the trany is going to have to come out to be repaired and usually the reverse drum is one of the first things to go into the trany, so it has to be completely disassembled. Take it to a transmission shop have them check it, hopefully it's something simpler.
it is possible that you've got an issue with your power steering system, but the noise should be equally noticeable in both forward and reverse. the front differential is inside your transmission and if the differential is worn it will whine. if you pay close attention you may notice the noise when in first gear going from acceleration to deceleration at about 20mph. if this happens, it's most likely your transmission that needs to be replaced.