2006 Mazda 6 4thgear problem. HELP!

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#1

I have a 2006 Mazda 6 that ive owned for a year now. It has this random problem tho… when accelerating into 4th gear it makes a horrendous racket like the bottom is falling out of the car or something and sorta jerks. it has been doing this a long time. other than that it drives fine! i have no mechanical knowledge about cars so im totally clueless! this seems to happen when accelerating on an incline.


#2

My guess is that you are lugging the engine when accelerating in 4th gear on an incline. Shift into third gear and you won’t have the problem. I don’t know how many forward speeds your Mazda has, but I think you may be shifting up into 4th at too low a speed.


#3

Does this happen during the shift into 4th or after the shift while running in 4th?


#4

It is a stick shift, right?