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Grinding noise when shifting into (or out of) reverse,

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Grinding noise when shifting into (or out of) reverse

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

Guessing the transmission hard to say, it is very intermittent. Been going on for a few months. It is a 2007 Pilot 4WD.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Pilot yourself? What have you tried so far?

Have done nothing so far. Will fix it myself if not too difficult (e.g. trans rebuild).

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Transmissions
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Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
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Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

Does the transmission shift fine?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
but there is a slight delay going in or out of reverse.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Happens more often when on an incline or if front wheels are turned.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Are you there?
Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

Yes. Did any malfunction lights come on?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No malfunction lights.
Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

Have you checked for any metal shavings present on the transmission fluid dipstick?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No shavings present, ATF is very clean on the dipstick. I have put 50,000 miles on the Pilot since I bought it in 4 years ago. I changed the ATF after I put 5,000 miles on it, then 30,000 miles after that. The current ATF has 15,000 miles on it.
Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

Have you checked the motor mounts?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No. How would I do that?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
This video shows a mechanic putting a Pilot in gear and revving the engine to show a bad motor mount, would that be good to try? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ilw45aQ4GM
Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

Each mount will need to be checked individually if has any play.

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Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

That video is useful if the front or side mount. If the noise is present in reverse, it is possible that rear mount or transmission mount is faulty.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Just did the test and could not get the noise. Did not have not have much engine movement when revving in drive or reverse with foot on the brake. Looked more like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j2n9Y_fp1AI can check all mounts with a pry bar tomorrow.
Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

Prybar check will be better. Keep me posted.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
ok
Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

Thank you

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Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 11 months ago

Hello, just checking of any updates?

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Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 10 months ago

Hello, just making sure if any updates?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I prybarred the two mounts on the transmission (driver) side, and they are good. The mounts on the front and passenger sides are not accessible with a prybar, so I put a floor jack under the oil pan and jacked the engine up, and the mounts do not move, so mounts are good.
Transmission Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 10 months ago

i will opt out and let another expert assist you.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok
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