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Q: Loud banging noise when I put car into gear.

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My car makes a loud bang when I put it into drive or reverse. Sounds like it might be the differential.

A: I would take the car to a mechanic that spe...

I would take the car to a mechanic that specialises in transmissions. They can determine if it is in the differential or the transmission.

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