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Ford: 2.3L 5 speed manual..gear in neutral it sounds sweet…

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This question may not be specific to Ford but here goes. I have a 2004 Ford Transit 2.3L 5 speed manual. When I start it up with the gear in neutral it sounds sweet. When I depress the clutch pedal it still sounds perfect. As soon as I select 1st gear with my foot still on the clutch I get a rattle sound. When I put the gear back in neutral the rattle sound goes away. When I drive away and get going the van drives perfect. Its only when I go from a standing start.
Ive learnt to be cautious with rattle sounds because it usually means something is loose or about to break.
Does this sound like a serious or expensive problem to fix?
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Hi,

do you hear the rattle coming from the gearbox area? How is your gear box oil like? Has it been changed recently?

I will be looking at the oil level and condition first before going further. Let me know how you get on.

Cheers

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