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Q: There is a noise coming from the transmission.

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When my car is down shifting it makes a loud winding noise in 2nd gear only. It doesn't sound like metal on metal and as soon as it pops into first gear it stops

My car has 55000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. The noise could be coming from a clutch pack slipping with no frictions left causing a whining noise. The other thing that could cause the noise is the gears are worn and moving around too much. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose your transmission.

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