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Put 2004 Saturn in reverse made bang noise then funny smell.

Doesn't seem to be tranny what could it be? email me


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Possible motor mount or tranny mount bad i would have them looked at

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My 2004 chevy Malibu 2.2L automatic started making this banging noise everytime I shift from P to R or D. It also jerks when i shift. Then it also makes a bang noise and it jerks real hard when shifting...

First change tranny fluid and filter. Check the tranny mounts and motor mounts. The GM's also have an automatic torque converter clutch circuit that can cause problems just like this.

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It goes into reverse hard, then makes a banging noise and pops out of gear

Could have bad shift fork (bent or worn) could also be worn syncro gears . If your doing the work yourself . Look for discoloration on the syncro's burnt fluid smell and metal dust or pieces in bottom of tranny.

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99 Saturn SL1 when stopped and then put in reverse

That I'm not sure about yet. Do me a favor and pull the trany dipstick and put your nose really close to the fluid on the stick and see if it smells burnt.and is the fluid red or brown.

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My 2006 ford freestar won't go in reverse and kicks when in drive and there was a funny smell, all the fluids are good, could it be the tranny?

it is the tranny. once reverse goes out there are seals in your tranny that are shot so even though u have full fluid the tranny cant push the fluid in the right places. it needs to be rebuilt or replaced.

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2004 Saturn Vue 6-cyl rough cold start, funny noise

I have the same whirring. I think it is the starter not disengaging fast enough. I have even had my head under the hood when someone else starts it. havn't replaced starter yet. hope it doesn't chew up my fly wheel. that wouldbe abig job for me. goodluck

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My renault clio makes a clunking noise when I put it in reverse

When you put your car in gear. The engine will move slightly.
Check your exhaust is not banging on the body. Give the tailpipe a good wiggle.

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Noise when in 2WD- and a smell like hot rubber- More below

this is not an AWD car, that happened in 2004
so you are using part time 4wd totally wrong.?
part time needs ice under 1 or more tires, like old jeeps did.

never put additives in engine oil, that is super super bad idea.
change the oil, it has all that in the new oil, wow.
the owners manual told you how to use PT 4wd
and told you never use oil additives.
so did the oil maker tell you the same thing.
stop using SNAKE OIL, or lunch the still working good engine.

the hot rubber might be,fan belts slipping. (or victims)
i bet you have Part time system.
in 2004 this new system was added, (full time)

AWD , stay out of LOCK if you have this system. it too is PT in LOCK. mode.

next time say whats under the tires.
I cant guess. that.
and I been where you are before, dead winter.

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Have lost reverse and third gear on 2004 expedition

????? manual or auto tranny if its an auto check the tranny

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