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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Makes griding noise when in gear but not move, 1998, rl 3.5

Customer Question

makes griding noise when in gear but not move
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: 1998
JA: What is the model of your '98 Acura?
Customer: rl 3.5 v6
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i talk to machanic he said sounds like tuorqe converter
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hey how are you

Yes he could be right on torque converter

have you drained fluid yet and looked for any metal shavings in the fluid and replace retest ?

did this happened suddenly or gradulay losing trans, was it slipping prior or no issues ?

did he scan it and retrieved any fault codes using an Acura or equivalent scanner

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
we bought used form 300 bucks i herd it inthe driveway of the former owner
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

ok i got u , good thing u can buy a whole new trans for 500

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

but first lets check fluid

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Check fluid is good
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.


Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.


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