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Old 07-20-2007, 10:14 PM
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nasty grinding noise

howdy i have a problem. i have a 99 firebird and when i try to go in reverse it makes a awful grinding noise. now here is the thing. if i go into to first before i go into reverse it wont make any noise at all. so i would like to know if anyone knows what maybe causeing that to happen when i go into first then reverse no noise but straight into reverse nasty noise.

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Old 07-20-2007, 11:08 PM
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Most likely you need to atleast adjust the clutch. It's not dis-engaging the pressure plate all the way. The reason it doesn't do it when shifting from the forward gears is they have syncros and stop the disk from spinning before going into gear, reverse has no syncro.

Adjust the clutch and it will probably be fine.

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oh ok thanks.
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I am curious if this Firebird has a hydraulic clutch....? These are not usually adjustable.

IF that is the case, i'd look for leaks, old - dirty fluid, spongey feeling pedal?
Dont worry how old you are... it is the mileage on your body that adds up.
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