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Vibrating sound when radiator fan runs.

Vibrating sound was noticed during neutral position of the transmission, but when clutch is press and gear was engaged it vanish.

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  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    Same thing here, lead to leaking.

  • Chrislafl200 Dec 03, 2008

    Sound like the same problem im having with a 97 galant auto trans. park or drive! it gets a mis or bad idle when it warms up! but it starts to like jump when the radiator fan comes on like it wants to die! i could fealt a surge in the radiator hose to when it would jump! i am baffled by this!

  • Chrislafl200 Dec 03, 2008

    same problem when it warms up it starts to like jump, bad idle, like it wants to die, but doesn't! 97 galant auto trans. it will have a miss when it warms up but if just started and cold not warmed up it runs perfect no miss at all! but the radiatior fans come on and it jumps erervy couplke of seconds almost like it wants to die but it doesnt and the idle gets 100 to 1500 just like that! and i could fell a surge in the raditor hose going back to the radiator! I don't know, what is causing it! new plugs, wires, fuel filter, air filter, clean throttle body, checked vacuum lines! it burns alittle oil and use some water but that has got bet since the jumping but burns more oil now!

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    This is caused by a defective clutch release bearing or a bad transmission bearing on the input shaft, without hearing it I can't say for sure, is it a clicking or more of a rolling grumbling noise? Your subject line mentions the cooling fan as the noise, please clarify.

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SOURCE: manual transmission shifter will not engage

Sounds to me that the shifter broke, i believe the shifter has a ball end that slips into a pocket in trans. that moves for gear selection and that ball brook off end of shifter. if its got a linkage set up most likely samething either shifting arms came off or shifter broke where linkage rods connect.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: z3 whirring sound when transmission is engaged

It is possible that your differential could be making the sound. However, if the sound disappears when putting the trans in neutral, I would suspect that the differential should still be making noise. If the torque converter is worn, then you would have noise while in gear, but probably not as noticeable while in neutral. Depending on the production date of your car, 2000-early2001 Z3 had an issue with the torque converters.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: noise from transmission area

Sounds like the clutch through out bearing might be bad.Is it hard to shift?Does the pedal come up high befor the clutch engages?

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: truck starts but won't engage in any gears

if you can move it into gear when its not running, id say clutch,
but if it wont go in at all, then Im thinking shift forks or linkage

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Transmission will not engage gears but does turn

I take it's a manual transmission, and if that's the case, if the engine is running, and you difficulty changing gears, either the mechanical synchronizer of the transmission or master or slave cylinder is malfunctioning. This is further discussed in this handy diagnostic artice:
http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Vehicle_Car_Zone_Cars_Trucks_Vans_Transmission_System_Shifting_In_Manual_Transmission_No_Poss_Engine_Runs.htm

Here's another article discussing the car being stuck in one gear, which may give some complementary background information for you, specifying four probable causes of it:
http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Vehicle_Car_Zone_Cars_Trucks_Vans_Transmission_System_Stuck_In_One_Gear.htm

This should help.

Good luck!
Brad

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Dodge Durango has a flapping/clicking sound

Could be a wheel bearing, possibly.

I would take it back to Jiffy Lube and complain.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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Why does my car make noise on neutral but when i hit the gas pedal it goes away?


You need to locate the source of noise first , it seems to noise of drive line only. Which consist of flywheel , clutch system and gear box.
1) In case you are having same problem with clutch engaged or disengaged position ( while throttle is on) , then there is a possible problem with the neutral gear ( if it is not abnormal but just high in magnitude than it was previously than consider replacing the transmission oil) otherwise get the gear box checked with a transmission specialist.
2) In case you are having the noise problem only when clutch is engaged than u may consider to refit the clutch plate and pressure plate , there could be a problem of torquing.

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My 2006 hhr temperature goes up too often.


There should be some relay controlling the electric radiator cooling fans. Usually 2 heat sensors are on the motor, 1 for the dash gauge and the other for the fans.

You are trying to cool the transmission when the truck is in gear. When you go to Park or Neutral, the trans is freewheeling and the engine can also rev up slightly. Both of these actions will help bring down the temperature.

You need to have the electric radiator cooling fans checked. Sometimes they are built with 2 speeds and the high speed may not be switching on.

Also, some engines have a cooling fan clutch which is suppose to grip better when the engine heats up. This function can be checked with a timig light. If the clutch on and the fan clutch slips too much, it will overheat.

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My wifes 2.4L PT Cruiser broke down today on the way up a large incline. She says as she drove in 5th gear with the gas consistlently down the clutch seemed to go out as it felt like she had dropped into...


Unfortunately, and I don't like saying this in the least, the problem is going to be the transmission leading to other issues. Your going to have to have the transmission repaired.

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My 2004 audi s4 makes gronchy noise when i put it in to 2nd gear when cold whats causing it?


If I've understood your problem correctly.....when changing from 1st gear into second the box is giving a metal on metal crunching sound?
  • This would be the syncromesh ring which is not equalizing the speed correctly.
  • The problem usually happens when there is wear on the same part.
  • Check to make sure that the correct transmission fluid has been used in the box.
  • To alleviate the problem and delay the time when it will require attention, use the double de- clutch method of changing gears, especially when the transmission is cold.
  • The double de-clutch is carried out in the following way.
  1. When in gear and changing from 1st gear to 2nd, change into neutral and release the clutch and then depress again before selecting 2nd gear....It is not required to rev the engine in the neutral position when changing up....
  2. When changing down rev the engine when the shift lever is in neutral for each change.
You'll soon get the hang of it and stop the crunching sound, protecting the box at the same time....
Regards Johngee

Nov 13, 2010 | 2004 Audi S4

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I CAN NOT SHIFT THR TRANS INTO NUTRAL SO I CAN TOW IT BEHIND MY MOTOR HOME. IT WILL SHIFT INTO 2H, 4H, 4L


Shifting to NEUTRAL
To shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL, first make sure
the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Start the vehicle.
3. Connect the vehicle to the towing vehicle.
4. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N) or have
the clutch pedal pressed for vehicles with
manual transmission.
5. Shift the transfer case to 2HI.
6. Simultaneously press and hold the 2HI and
4LO buttons for 10 seconds. The red NEUTRAL
light will come on when the transfer case shift to
NEUTRAL is complete.
7. Shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one
second, then shift the transmission to DRIVE (D)
for one second or FIRST (1) for vehicles with
manual transmission.
8. Turn the ignition to OFF.
9. Place the transmission shift lever in PARK (P) or
FIRST (1) for vehicles with manual transmission.
10. Release the parking brake prior to towing.

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Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
To shift out of NEUTRAL:
1. Set the parking brake and apply the regular
brake pedal.
2. Start the vehicle with the transmission in PARK (P)
or FIRST (1) for vehicles with manual transmission.
3. Press the button for the desired transfer case position
(2HI, 4HI, AUTO 4WD or 4LO).
4. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N) or press the
clutch pedal for vehicles with manual transmission.
5. Shift the transmission lever to the desired position.
After the transfer case has shifted out of NEUTRAL,
the red light will go out.
6. A re-engagement sound is normal when shifting out
of NEUTRAL.

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Car wont roll forward or back even in neutral


I assume it's a manual transmission.
If the car will not roll backward or forward in neutral (with or without the clutch engaged) the transmission is most likely locked in two gears at the same time.
This may happen if gear selectors are excessively worn. If you are able to examine the gear selection levers external to the gearbox, ensure they are in the 'neutral' (no gear selected) position when the gear lever is in Neutral. If not in correct position, you may be able to manually reset the levers to correct neutral position and thereby unlock the gearbox.
In any case, if it's happened once, it will happen again, so get the gearbox and gear selection mechanism checked for wear or breakage.


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During driving the transmission switches to neutral (Lexus RX300)


Your tranny need to be repaired at once. The tranny is slipping. Some Lexus owners do have the similar problem including myself.

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