Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission grinding when in gear.

asked by on

The car grinds when I put it into drive or reverse.

Differential failure is a likely cause of this symptom. A faulty CV axle or transmission failure are also likely causes. I would recommend having your transmission and differential inspected by a professional to ensure all parts are working correctly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

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: Car has a grinding sound when trying to start, but will not start.

This symptom sounds to me like a broken starter gear or a broken flywheel or flex plate. In order to determine which one of the two is at fault the starter will need to be removed to inspect both of...

Q: 2004 Toyota Matrix won't go into gear

Check to make sure the shift cables are reinstalled correctly. Make sure when the clutch pedal is pushed that the clutch slave cylinder is pushing the shift fork correctly. If you still have issues then contact a qualified mechanic, such...

Q: Why do I get heavy fumes smell while the car idles?

Hi there. Check the ignition system to see if the spark plugs have wet fuel on them. If they have fuel on them, then check to see if the spark plug wires are good and have any burn spots. Check...

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...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.