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Transmission is grinding

The transmission is grinding.

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The belt drive pulley bearings are probably worn or breaking up. Either that or the belt is on the way out. Inspect both and see if the bet is showing any signs of wear, and if not check the pulleys and see if there is any play at all on either of them.

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Grinding noise in either motor, gearbox or drive shaft on low speed going uphill. Gets worse when going faster. Souns like something needs oil change or top-up.

Look at the universal joints on the 2 ends of the drive shaft. The hubs may have dried up and wore out you might be grinding metal. If so, you need to replace the universal joints before the drive shaft falls out.

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My 2011 heritage softail is leaking oil from back side of primary case, it also has a grinding like sound when's is on neutral idling that goes away when i apply the clutch

Hi, Edgar first thing you need to do is check your primary and transmission oil levels to determine which one is leaking and repair as necessary usually seals or possibly cracked inner primary. The grinding noise could be a loose/tight primary chain, transmission main shaft bearing, primary bearing, or clutch hub bearing, you can remove your primary drain plug and inspect the magnet for metal ants. I am sorry you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Harley Davidson but despair not for a mere $7 you can download another one. For more information about your issue, please visit the websites below, and for specific information or questions, please feel free to contact me at Good luck and have a nice day.
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2009 electraglide 6 speed trans when i down shift to 2nd gear it grinds upsifting is ok

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Car Grinding Repair Guide:Worn Out Brake Pads or Shoes:Thebrake padson your car are designed to slow the vehicle when applied. If the brake pads are completely worn out they will make a grinding noise when the brakes are applied. The grinding noise is created when the pad is forced against the brake rotor in normal braking operation. To check for this condition inspect the brake pads in question. The brake pads should have composite material between the pad backing plate and the brake rotor, or on the rear of the vehicle brake drum and shoes. If a brake grinding noise is allowed to continue, brake operation failure could occur. The rotor featured below is a perfect example of what can happen if a brake grinding noise is left unattended.
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Checking Engine and Transmission Mounts: The engine mounts in your car are designed to hold the engine and transmission in place. When these mounts fail it will allow the engine to settle onto the car frame producing a grinding noise. To inspect for this condition the car will need to be lifted and the engine mounts inspected. Look for separation of the rubber and metal mounts that hold the mount together. If separation is detected the mount must be replaced.
Checking Axle Bearing Failure: An axle bearing is designed to support the weight of the vehicle while allowing the wheels to rotate. These bearings are manufactured with high grade steel that resists wear under extreme conditions. When an axle bearing fails it allows metal to contact metal under pressure with a linear motion creating a grinding noise. Once an axle bearing fails it cannot be repair, replacement is required. Remove axle bearing and replace with new and recheck. Some vehicles are equipped with a bearing hub assembly. The bearing below is the style of bearing is replaced by un-bolting the bearing hub assembly and replacing it with new. il-6 elisa kit Other bearing designs include separated bearings that include inner and outer bearings with bearing races, a four piece set. Separated bearings require an inboard seal attached to the bearing hub. This seal rides on the spindle to hold grease inside of the bearing hub, keeping lubrication inside of the bearings.

Grinding Noise When Going Into Gear (standard transmission only):When your car is stopped or coming to a stop the engine needs to be disconnected from the transmission or theengine will stall. With automatic transmission vehicles a torque converter is used to separate the two units, but with manual transmission vehicles a clutch assembly is used to do the job. When a clutch malfunctions it can not allow the engine to become disengaged from the transmission. When this condition occurs the input shaft of the transmission is not allowed to stop rotation, as a result this will not allow the transmission to be engaged into any gear. When a gear is selected a grinding sound will be produced. If this is the case in your car the clutch operation must be inspected and repair as needed.
Checking Power Steering:Apower steeringsystem is designed to utilize power from the engine to assist in the force needed to steer the vehicle. When the engine is running, aserpentine beltis used to transfer engine power to a hydraulic fluid pump. This pump pressurizes fluid and then transfers this fluid using power steering hoses that are connected to a power steering box or rack and pinion depending on how the car is designed. When the power steering system has run low on fluid it can create a grinding noise. This noise is more apparent when steering the car. When the power steering is malfunctioning the vehicle will be very difficult to steer. It is advisednotto move a vehicle with the power steering system not operating. Any steering component malfunction can cause the vehicle to be uncontrollable. When a malfunction occurscheck the system fluid leveland add as needed. When this condition occurs the power steering system has a leak and needs to be inspected and repaired.

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1984 vt500c Honda Shadow. Hard shifting. When putting into 1st from neutral, it almost seems to grind sometimes. The only fluids I've checked is the engine oil and it's fine. Is there a specific...

How many miles are on it? You can try adjusting the clutch cable, there is a thumbwheel and adjuster bolt on the clutch lever perch where the cable goes into it. Simply loosen the thumbwheel, then turn the bolt outwards untill the excess cable slack is taken up. ONLY TAKE UP THE SLACK!! If this does not aleviate the problem, you likely have transmission problems- the slots and dogs in the transmission gears become worn with use/abuse- the most common ****** problem is clattering when putting into first gear, and difficult/missed 1-2 upshift. If your bike sometimes doesn't want to go into 2nd gear (requires double shifting, or seems to want to go into neutral before going into second) it's a sure sign of transmission wear. This can sometimes be repaired by replacing/ re-cutting and grinding the 1-2 gearsets, but in most cases it requires major disassembly of bottom end of the engine. This is a several hundred dollar repair, easy, and not one that many shops will be willing to take on with an older bike.

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Yamaha xmax 125 - only done 1000 miles. Doesen't feel smooth at very low rpm i.e launching from lights etc. It has become a bit noiser and Feels rougher, sometimes feels as though transmission is...

You can fix this by grinding your clutch shues (3x) and follow the round shape when grinding (more contact surface) However it will come back and you have to do it again (I hate Yamaha for this)

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Grinding noise in lower gears

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The transmission itself can be worn out. If the gearings of the lower gears are worn out it tends to grind. You will notice metal sheers on the gear oil when drained out. If you can find a transmission on the junkyard then it's better for replacement.
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I put the transmission in low, it moves and then a grinding noise

Best is to buy the service manual unless you expect some one to write a whole chapter of text in every detail on how to repair/replace the gears on that model.

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Grind at 19 mph in primary

I would think that if the noise was being made by your transmission, it would start whenever you put the transmission in second gear and continue until you shifted to another gear, not at 19 mph only.

This sounds like a vibration that is specific to the engine rpm at that speed. It may sound like a grind but may actually be a vibration noise. Try to recreate the noise with the bike sitting still in neutral. Be careful not to allow the engine to overheat though.

Try other things to help you narrow down the source of the sound. When it starts, gently touch the brakes while maintaining the speed to try to eliminate the brakes. Does the noise change if you accellerated slightly or back off the throttle slightly.

It's very unusual for a transmission to make a noise in only one gear. I've found that if a transmission is making a noise, it makes the noise all the time but maybe louder at some speeds than others.

Good Luck

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Grinding noise when pushing the rear brake

Whilst riding ,try pushing the brakes with the clutch in and if you still hear the noise it will most likely be your brake pads(possibly worn to metal) or the discs themselves.

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