Q: It's making a loud rattling like noise when I'm shifting out 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

asked by on January 14, 2017

When shifting out it makes this loud rattling like noise once I'm in six speed the noise starts to fade it doesn't make this noise all of the time it just comes and goes. I feel like something is going on with the clutch or transmission but I'm not sure.

My car has 77780 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Car is making a noise Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hello - the "rattling noise" you describe could be coming from several components - driven by engine vibration, or by worn bearings in the transmission. Vibration can also cause unrelated components bolted to the engine or chassis itself to rattle. Identifying when the rattle occurs will help diagnose the issue: when the engine is running, whether the car is moving or not, only at higher RPMs, only while shifting gears, only in lower gears(also known as "gear rattle"), etc. I recommend a vehicle noise inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

How do I turn on the automatic exterior lamps?

The exterior lamp control is placed on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering column. To turn the exterior lamps to the automatic setting, rotate the control knob clockwise one notch, to AUTO. When the exterior lamps are...

How do I use the turn signals?

Turn signals are very important safety features. The turn signal lights allow surrounding drivers to know that you are going to make a turn, which is an important safety precaution. Failing to use your turn signals is also illegal. Using...

Misfire under acceleration

First I would revisit the plugs and coils. there is always the possibility that something didn't hook up properly. Pay close attention to the ground wires. They are the brown wires that emerge from the harness at seeming random places...

How do I turn on or turn off the infotainment system?

To turn on the infotainment system, press the power button, which is also the volume control knob. Press the button a second time to turn off the infotainment system. If you don’t turn off the system, it will automatically power...

Weird helicopter noise while braking - 2012 Toyota Corolla

Hello. Based on the symptoms you are experiencing, I would first recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic to determine if your brakes and suspension components are performing properly. If your steering wheel is shaking when you...

How do I clean the rear park assist sensors?

If your rear park assist sensors get too dirty, the system will not work. When that happens, your electronic vehicle information center (EVIC) will give you a warning saying “CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS”. The park assists sensors are along the...

What happens if the power steering system stops working?

The power steering system in your car is not “essential”, but it sure does help. If you’ve never driven a car without power steering, count yourself lucky. Just turning the wheel was a chore. The power steering system in your...

How do I determine if the airbag system is functional?

The airbag system is an important safety feature in your vehicle. In the event of a crash, the system will deploy the airbags and protect the passengers from harm. To determine if the airbag system is not functional. The...

What would cause a loud bang and hard shift into and out of gear in rear end area of Dodge 3500 auto trans.

Hi There, This is usually a case of a bad U-joint that has excess play in it. As the transfer of torque moves from the transmission through the drive line to the rear end, this puts a tremendous amount of...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Honda CR-Z
In In the tradition of the sporty CRX, the CR-Z boasts some of the similar look, without quite the same amount of pep. That’s because the CR-Z is Honda’s eco-friendly offering and a pretty unique one to boot – (as...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Cadillac CTS
The The 2012 Cadillac CTS comes with high tech features and a large amount of standard equipment when compared to its Japanese and European counterparts. The CTS is available in wagon, coupe, and sedan models to fit the needs of...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC60
The The 2012 Volvo XC60 is exactly what you’d expect in a small luxury SUV, but it’s the trademark safety from this automaker that sets it apart. However, you’ll also love the unmistakable beauty that this crossover provides, especially when...