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Q: Transmission grinding when in gear.

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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.

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