Q: Hissing noise from the transmission?

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When my vehicle accelerates it starts to make a metal ssssshhhh or hissing sound around the shifter. It gets slightly louder the faster you go. All gears shift fine.

My car has 148000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there. A few different faults could cause the vehicle to have a noise from the shifter area. The most common would be the flywheel, transmission input shaft bearing, low fluid level or the torque converter. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose this noise and perform any repairs required.

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