Mis Shifted Grinding Sound Stick Shift

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Michael Roback, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. My wife was driving our new SUV back from the dealer with less
    than 25 miles on it yesterday and it was at night. She had gotten
    confused about the shift pattern and instead of going into 5th gear she
    moved the gearshift lever down almost as if she was going to go into
    reverse when she heard metal on metal and immediately corrected what she
    was doing and put the lever up into fifth. I am freaking out thinking
    that she ground gears or something. The car runs fine, no problems but
    I am wondering what the metal on metal sound was. Should I assume that
    I have metal fragments inside of my transmission now or was that just
    the pressure plate or what? If anyone can help I would certainly
    appreciate it. This is a brand new car!! I know in the past when I
    have had sticks I at times rarely when I didn't have the clutch down far
    enough did something like this but she was on the freeway, not that it
    should matter but I don't know.
    Michael Roback, Feb 23, 2006
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  2. Michael Roback

    Bucky Guest

    No big deal. The occasional mis-shift is not going to ruin your car.
    It's not the gear teeth grinding, it's the dog teeth on the side of the

    Bucky, Feb 23, 2006
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