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1999 AWD Forester manual gear - at 3000 rpm in first and 2500 rpm in second the car makes a grinding sound. This disappears when I give it gas. What might this be and how might I fix it?

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  • merrybullock Sep 08, 2010

    OK, it only happens in first and second gears, right before put in the clutch in first gear, and right after take off the clutch in second gear.
    What would it cost to check the things you suggested? Is this something I can do myself?


    Also, is there transmission fluid in a manual car?

  • merrybullock Sep 08, 2010

    Another question - we really cant spend money on the car right now. Is this likely to be something that will be OK to live with or will it only get worse and cost even more?

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Check the clutch pedal.If the grinding noise increases after you press the clutch pedal then its related to clutch problem.But if it decreases after you press the clutch pedal then this noise is related to transmission gears.Let of the gas in every gears and check,if the noise is only if first and second gear or in all gear.If the noise goes away in third and forth gear and only occurs in higher gears then,the main shaft pilot bearing inside the input shaft gear has to be checked.Check the teeth of the gear,If any of the teeth is cracked then that particular gear has to be replaced.The problem is related to transmission or clutch. Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation


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    raj somaiya Sep 09, 2010

    It will get even more worse,if not got repaired quickly.Because the problem relates to transmission.If the problem get worse and in-case transmission gets faulty then the repairing cost will be near to $1000.As per the problem which you mentioned,its just indicating that some common parts are failed or near to fail.But its no where indicating transmission fault.So instated of taking risk get it repaired is advisable.
    Thanks for keeping updated with your query.
     

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