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I have a Nissan Sentra. It's making a clunking sound when I put it in reverse. Then when I put it back into park, passing reverse, it makes the clunking sound again. What could be the problem?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This sounds like one or more of your motor/powerplant mounts is broken. Here is an easy test:
Have someone sit in the driver's sear with engine running and trans. in Park.
You stand in front with the hood open. Have them shift from Park to Reverse, and then Drive and back to Reverse and Park, taking time to stay in each gear and give some throttle while holding the brake pedal tight. This will rock or move the engine a certain amount as they shift through the gears and apply power lightly. It will move alot more violently with broken mounts.
If you have a clunking noise on Reverse shifts, you should be able reproduce this with the hood up and pinpoint the noise and/or sight the faulty motor mount with a friend's help. Good luck, I hope this puts you on the right track to fixing this annoying noise.
Sincerely, Tater Todd
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
SOURCE: Possible Tranny problem...
I am sorry to have to tell you this but it sounds to me like your transmission is shot and will need a rebuild. If you can get it to a transmission shop they will tell you 100% what wrong with it. .
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
can you hear this through the stereo? If so you may have a problem created somewhere in your ignition , where the stereo is picking up a fluctuating signal.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
Your problem is very common.
you need to have your u-joints also known as universal joints. that is what the clunking noise you are hearing.
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Posted on Dec 27, 2009
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