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Q: Engine makes noise when shifting

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When I shift into gear, a noise comes from the engine. If the car's in Neutral, there is no sound.

A: This noise is likely coming from the transm...

This noise is likely coming from the transmission or torque converter between the engine and transmission. When the transmission is in park or neutral the torque converter is not engaged therefore the engine and transmission are technically separated internally. I would recommend having your transmission inspected in order to diagnose this issue properly.

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