Gearbox grinding when cold

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#1

For example first thing in morning when engines cold Ieave for work. As I pull away and turn out of my driveway I get a short grinding noise. Same will happen about 3 miles down the road when going round a roundabout. I don’t seem to get the issue when ivs been driving a while. I’ve had the gearbox briefly looked over and they couldn’t see any issues that stood out. Any ideas?cheers


#2

Is this the dual-clutch automatic? Lots of complaints about those.


#3

I’m not sure all I know is it’s a 1.6 zetec manual :joy:


#4

Oh, it’s a manual? The grinding, does it happen while your shifting, or just driving?


#5

It happens shortly after shifting. I pull away in first get tune out of my driveway then it will grind. We havnt noticed it when driving straight just turning


#6

Then it could be the differential gears in your transaxle, or it could be the CV joints. Are the boots on the CV joints in good shape?

Year? Miles?


#7

OK I’ll have a look at the cv joints when the partners home. It’s 2010 with a out 93000


#8

yup …CV joints


#9

I’d guess a problematic CV joint also. I expect you’ll find one of the four boots is torn. Good idea to check the manual gearbox oil level too while you are under the car anyway. If there’s a separate check for the differential section fluid level, that too.