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Old 01-19-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default Knocking sound in Reverse

Before I go into what it's doing, I'll say I've had it for less than a week. Also, I hit a rather sizable pothole with the front right wheel about 2 days after getting the car, didn't notice any problems, but I've found it a bit unstable on the highway since. Anyway:

Car makes an odd knocking/scraping sound in reverse, and only when it's in gear, not when it's in neutral coasting backwards. It makes no such noises in any forward gear, and the noise appears to be coming from the front right wheel area. It worries me that it only makes this noise when it's reversing under power and not also when coasting. Does anyone know what this could be?
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Old 01-19-2004, 09:27 PM   #2
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Sounds like something broke when you hit the crater....beat get it checked out by the dealer...
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Old 01-20-2004, 02:03 AM   #3
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Hmmm....sounds like what my car had. Had a dealer do trans work, and they did not torque the center bearing mount for the driveshaft.

It is above the exhaust heat shield ~1' behind the rear of the trans.

Sounded really bad when backing up. Sounded quiet when I retorqued the 2 bolts.
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Old 01-20-2004, 09:24 PM   #4
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Ok, so now I'm not in the least bit happy....

I called the dealer today and they told me they're currently in the process of tearing apart my tranny. They said it's definitely covered by the warranty (as they damned well better, cause no one does much abusive driving in [email protected]#king reverse).

I reiterate:

I have had the car for 10 DAYS

There are 981 miles on it

And this crap is still happening. I REALLY like the car, but this is just ridiculous. I've never heard of a problem quite like this one before, so hopefully it's a fluke. Charlie, what you're saying sounds about right, and not too serious, although there's never been any work done on my car whatsoever, as it just got off the container ship from Japan like 2 weeks ago.....
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