View Full Version : Noise going into reverse

03-27-2006, 07:36 PM
I have what sounds like a vibrating noise sometimes in reverse. I have had this happen three times now. Wondering if its not engaging all the way. I wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Thank You for your help.

03-28-2006, 07:09 AM
Have not had any issue in reverse. If you are getting a vibration when in reverse it may be clutch chatter which is usaully associated with vibration. If it just a noise it may be the retainer support housing and throw out bearing or possibly the differential may be having some issues with reverse. Also you may want to inspect the brake pads for uneven wear which may indicate a hanging caliper and that may create some noise as well if the pad is digging into the rotor. Also the damper counter weights on the trans and diff may jostle around some if the bushings have become loose. If the sound or vibration is comming from the rear it may be the differential ring and pinion gears if not shimmed properly. If it begins to howl in reverse then it is definately the rear gears.

03-28-2006, 05:10 PM
I was also wondering if it is possible that the exhaust is vibrating at some where?? I know it seems to be on odd angles and won't do it on level ground.

I will try it in the same places that I had it happen.
Thank you for the ideas Ausie and also will check into them.

03-29-2006, 06:20 AM
Hopefully you will discover what it is before it drives you nuts if it is re-occuring. I had an issue with the power steering rack mounting bolts a while back and that was enought to drive me crazy until I discoverd what it was.

03-30-2006, 05:16 PM
I'm thinking it is an exhaust rattle. I'm hoping I can back it to the same spot where it last occured. I would then know for sure.