Q: Grinding noise when putting vehicle into gear, plus no acceleration.

asked by on

When I put my vehicle into drive or reverse it makes a grinding noise. The vehicle will accelerate up to 25 mph, but doesn't move.

Several things could be causing this issue including internal differential failure, axle failure, or transmission failure. The differential is unlikely since the vehicle will still accelerate to 25 mph. An axle however could have slid out of place due to a missing clip causing the grinding sound and low to no power to the wheels. A shaft within the transmission that spins could also be out of place rubbing against something causing the grinding noise. I would recommend having the transmission and differential inspected by a professional.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Grinding noise when putting vehicle into gear, plus no acceleration.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I use the door lock buttons?

Each door has a door lock button, directly next to the interior door handle. These buttons can be used to lock the doors individually. When a button is pushed toward the front of the car, the door is locked. When...

Q: Can a knock sensor keep my car from starting?

Hello. A bad knock sensor will not keep your car from starting. The knock sensor's purpose is to detect the sounds of pre-ignition in a running engine and convert it to a signal for the electronic control unit (ECU) so...

Q: Grinding noise when steering left or right.

This is a common symptom of failing wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers and the race...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...