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Transmission problem. Car makes loud noise...
Transmission problem.
Car makes loud noise on 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears but drives smoothly on 4th and 5th gears.
Please help
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Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the noise only happens in certain gears then there is a very good chance that the problem is bearing noise in the transmission. If it were tires, wheel bearings or a differential issue then it should be present in al gears, but depending on the characteristics road noise may drown it out some at higher speeds.

Can you describe the noise?

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Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

I'm unable to talk on the phone but can continue here as necessary.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
History about the car. 3 days ago, the car stopped on the road. It wouldn't move on drive or reverse, but on neutral, it tries to go. we pushed it to the side, I noticed that the transmission fluid was low. I put 2 quartz of fluid and let it run for few minutes. I was able to drive it on drive and it shifts without any problem but 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears make noise like vibrating. I took it to a mechanic the next day to have to fluid drained and put genuine Mitsubishi SPIII fluid.
Now I notice that it still vibrate on the gears I noted but it drives smoothly on 4th an 5th gears.
This morning when I checked the fluid I found out there is too much fluid. Can that be the problem?
The car is not leaking any fluid
Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Is it chattering at shift points?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No it does not at shift point. It shifts just normally
Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

It's actually a noise that you're hearing rather than something that you feel?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
At first I thought it wast the transfer case and later I thought it was the differential but now I really think it is the transmission.
Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Can you describe the noise in detail?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I think I should say it drags on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gears but just fine on 4th and 5th
Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Your last post said that it was not something felt but something heard.

Are you hearing a noise, feeling something abnormal, or both?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It's both. You feel it and you hear it too. Once the car switch to gear 4 then it goes away. Someone was driving it right now and he told me that it drags. He mentioned the torque converter and I was thinking about it too
Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Please describe exactly what you are feeling and hearing. I am not there to be able to feel and here the issue in person so I can only rely on information posted to this page. Please include as much detail as possible.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Shuddering, grinding noise
Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

If there is a grinding noise and shudder coming from the transmission it indicates internal failure. If the transmission had disengaged while driving and the problem wasn't actually a broken CV joint (it wouldn't be intermittent), the initial problem was due to internal failure.

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