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05-07-2005, 01:20 PM
Hello all.

I just noticed a potential problem today with my car, but i'm not sure.

When I put the car into drive from reverse, or vice versa, I can hear a noticable "clunk" noise. It's obviously the transmission switching, but the sound seems a little too loud to me.

Is this normal. Do all grand ams make a noticle switching noise from reverse to drive?

Any information would be helpful.

Thanks everyone.

05-07-2005, 02:09 PM
Happens on mine.

05-08-2005, 07:29 AM
Mine makes a little noise when switching.

05-08-2005, 11:16 AM
Mine makes such noises when shifting from Natural to Drive and from Natural to Reverse too.

05-09-2005, 08:59 PM
What you maybe experiencing is what most rear wheel drive cars get after many miles. Since front wheel drive has smaller axles it may be more noticeable sooner, but your CV Joints are wearing and as time goes on the noise will get louder and the clunking harder; more noticeable with time.