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Old 11-09-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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Normal Sound?

My car is an 05 with 43K on the clock, whenever I shift up I hear a kinda of a clunk sound when moving the shifter to the next gear (usually from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd). Is a that a normal manual transmission sound? Before the flaming begins, this is my first manual transmission vehicle I've owned. Any thoughts or words of wisdom would be appreciated. I would post a sound clip but I'm currently out of the country and just trying to think of a laundry list of things to address when I get home in a few months.. Thanks
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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My car makes a "clunk" on occasion when I'm shifting from 1st to 2nd. I'd say it's pretty normal.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #3
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Usually the the sounds seems to come right from underneath the gear box, I was thinking there was a bearing or bushing going bad possibly.
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at 43k miles should be fine. replace the trans fluid see if things smooth up.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:50 AM   #5
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Thanks Mango, when I leave here in January I plan on pretty much completing Inspection II even though it says I still have 7,000 miles left to go. The car hasn't been driven a whole lot this year so it'll be getting pampered when I get home. I guess theres one perk to deploying for a year, keeps the miles off the car
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You can get a clunk from cracked differential mounting bushings. I believe that's observable without doing much work, but it's a fair amount of work to change them. Just a thought.
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My ZHP does it too from 1st to 2nd. My guess is new diff bushings and tranny bushings will solve it.

Taught to me shift very very smoothly though
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My ZHP does it too from 1st to 2nd. My guess is new diff bushings and tranny bushings will solve it.

Taught to me shift very very smoothly though
I was also thinking it could be how much of the clutch pedal I'm pushing in.
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