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Author Topic: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second  (Read 1335 times)

Offline Mark Vardy

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Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« on: June 16, 2017, 10:15:37 PM »
Hi,Iv had a new DFM clutch fitted about 2 months ago,it took them longer to do as they said due to the new clutch it has blown the hydraulics,Iv noticed recently a very heavy bang and thud when I start to reverse,and when I go down the box from 3rd to second I sometimes get it and it feels and sounds like if you had something heavy like a full jerry can in the boot and braked quick and it moved and hit the back seats,it's not coming from the boot but it's the feeling,Iv tried to find the clutch fluid resivior to see if it's loosing oil but can't find it,has anyone got any info as to what might be going on?
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Mark

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 10:52:59 PM »
check to see if your gearbox/stabilizer bar hasnt snapped.engine off grab hold of engine and try and rock it.
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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 10:53:07 PM »
Clutch fluid is taken from the brake fluid res,there is a small hose that comes off bear the top.

So is the thud feeling/noise from the back or the front?

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 11:25:46 PM »
Thank you Gregors the engine does vibrate quite a bit at tic over,where to I look to find the stabiliser bar?

Johnnyroper it feels towards the front of the car and the front seats,

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 06:46:50 AM »
In that case as gregers suggested check the stabiliser bar,also worth a quick check of the other mounts to make sure no excessive play.


The stabiliser bar is underneath ata back of engine,you will need the lower tray off to get access.

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 09:07:34 AM »
Thanks again,
I'm going to change all the motor mounts and stabiliser bar,would someone know the partnumbers and location for a reliable purchase

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 09:45:12 AM »
I would check the usual places like Euro car parts,gsf and vw dealer to get idea of prices.
However before buying and replacing I would check them first as it may or may not be a mount and if it is I doubt all 3 would be faulty.

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 08:30:05 PM »
Thanks jonnyroper,Iv ordered the rear gearbox/engine mount as the engine moves a lot,if it doesn't fix the issue I think it's probably needed anyway.

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017, 11:08:58 PM »
Certainly sounds like you could have a mount issue if engine moves a lot,it's usually the rear stabiliser as that takes a pounding. Worth a quick look though as my x type the bolts were loose where it connects to gearbox so only needed to see a spanner to sort it out.

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2017, 11:34:03 PM »
Ah thank you I'll take the under tray off tomorrow and have a look at the bolts,be brilliant if that's all it is,

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 05:10:47 PM »
When mine snapped it would noticeably clunk when changing direction. If it is that, dont wait too long to get it replaced as the engine twisting snaps the AC pipe from the compressor :(
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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2017, 06:26:45 PM »
Well a bit of an update,the wife lost drive today and some horrible gringing coming from the front and she thought the clutch had gone,I went to meet her and it sounded more like drive shaft,after stripping the drive shaft it's the teeth on the driverside in the gearbox that's filled all it's teeth off and the boot has split on the sliding part with the 3 bearings,should be back on the road tomorrow,thank you for all the help and advice.

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2017, 08:28:21 PM »
Well a bit of an update,the wife lost drive today and some horrible gringing coming from the front and she thought the clutch had gone,I went to meet her and it sounded more like drive shaft,after stripping the drive shaft it's the teeth on the driverside in the gearbox that's filled all it's teeth off and the boot has split on the sliding part with the 3 bearings,should be back on the road tomorrow,thank you for all the help and advice.
Galaxys has too many things that sound a lot alike. for thud when shifting it is usualy gearbox mount (check it just in case, it comes out of bushing up and down) intermediate driveshaft (loss of drive as result when completly gone) and bad driveshafts as you found out.
Buying this car after knowing all common problems feels bit sadistic, but then again, my main income is from growing potatoes in arctic.

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Re: Loud thud when reversing and going from 3rd to second
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 09:29:17 PM »
Hopefully that is the noise/feeling you have experienced prior to the grinding your wife had,and the old gal back on the road again soon.

 

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