Gearbox 'clank', and someting sounding like it is loose
Every time i shift into 1st gear fom neutral it make an extremely long
CLANK! noise, louder then ever before. Also when riding in first gear,
slowly, i hear some loose things in the box, rattling around as if sand
was in there and it kept being blasted into the metal covering. I am
having trouble shifting it into 2nd gear more often now, it will shift
into neutral from first. from 2nd to 3rd gear > i shift from second
to third, it will go into third but the it will shift it back into
second, I will start going some 1 or 2 seconds in third then downshift
in second torquing my motor very hard. I am more concerned about the
loose, i think it is something loose, thing or things in the gear box.
it is very hard to explain but it sounds like a spring or something
very hard hase come loose and it keeps on bouncing around and in
between the gear wheals. I am in dire need of help, i cant take it to
the dealer because, well i dont have money. please someone...HELP!
Re: gearbox 'clank', and someting sounding like it is...
This will become more dangerous over time. Go to your dealer. This will be cheaper than an (uninsured) crash when you cannot drive out of trouble because you ignored your broken gearbox. This will invalidate your insurance.
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Sounds like you either chipped a tooth of one of the gears or something came loose inside. I would not drive it at all You could make it a whole lot worse if there is a good sized chunk of metal floating around in there. Take it to transmission shop or better yet have it towed!!! If whatever is in there lodges between a couple of the gears you will be spending a lot more money trying to get it repaired. Good luck!
When the transmission-oil level is good and it's only 1 gear and your clutch isn't worn badly (= working normally, not like you can shift without (hardly) clutching), it's probably a bad tension-plate in the gearbox. Solving it means rebuilding the box or getting a replacement, both quite expensive.
I would start by splitting up the drive train to determine if it is accessory, engine or transmission related. There are a number of things that can cause a problem like this. 1) Is the noise louder in drive or reverse. 2) I would start with heat-shields because of your "clank" description. Exhaust manifold, catalytic converter shields and any other you can find under hood or under body. 3) If all is good, check engine and transmission mounts. Make certain none have collapsed, cracked or broken. 4) If all good, remove all accessory drive belts and start engine to see if noise goes away. That's a lot to start with, so let me know what you find and we will go from there. Regards.
Sorry but it's not loose, you have a bad shifting fork. The first gear fork is going or gone which causes the mis-shifting. You are hearing the clutch basket most likely. With the backlash in the gearbox you can get a noise coming from the clutch hub coming lose from the primary drive gear it is attached to. I also believe there is a chain for the harmonic balancer that needs to be adjusted. It makes a nasty noise and sounds like the engine is almost grinding when it does it. The noise will go away under accelleration.
This would sound like possible differential noises, possibly a spider gear has a broken tooth or other defect. You could raise the backend off the ground (both wheels or one wheel at a time); place shifter in neutral, then have a friend turn one wheel, while the other is held in place (or left in contact with ground). If you get similiar (but probably less terrible), then remove the diff. cover (pan for oil needed), and look for any visible defects. Services of a mechanic might be needed.