Grinding Noises in Ford Aspire

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#1

So I was driving the other day in my old but fuel efficient 1997 Ford Aspire and after exiting the highway I started to hear grinding noises that sounded like it was coming from under my stick shift. This was different from when I would grind the gears on accident when switching gears, this time the sound was coming when I was in gear and moving. When I had the clutch depressed the sound stopped and when I moved back into fifth gear the sound stopped but any other gear it was making a horrible grinding noise. I’m worried about it being the transmission, somebody tell me I’m wrong. Thanks for any help. I’m planning on taking it in soon but thought I would check here first.


#2

You could try draining out the old transmission oil and putting new stuff in. If there are metal shavings present in the old fluid, there’s bad things happening.