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One Bad Thing After Another

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by GSRCRXsi, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    man im getting pissed, ok heres whats wrong now. when im in 1st and 2nd gear, and i get on the throttle any harder than a grandma would, there is this rubbing noise kinda like the sound a tire rubbing the wheel well would make. i am stumped cause it only in those gears and 3, 4, 5 are all fine. further more i thought it might be the wheel rubbing, but its not, i checked and the wheel has good clearance all the way around. any ideas?
     
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    ok let me clear something up, its not just 1st and second gear, its at around the 20 mph range and when i give it a good amount of throttle. can someone please give me any insight on what might be happening. it just doesnt sound good. if it helps, it started happening after i attempted to replace my mounts. i put everything back the way it was though. someone please help.
     
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    what does it sound like? any vibrations? only under acceleration? give me some info. . . i'll try to help ya
     
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    no vibrations, just a kinda grinding sound, yes only under signifigant accelation
     
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    signifigant accel. up to about 25 mph then it stops, any ideas?
     
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    how about brakes, rotor, calipers ?
     
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    i dont think that can cause it can it?
     
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    I know one time my caliper went bad and caused it to keep the brake engaged and therefore made a rubbing noise.
     
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    well the brakes not engaged, i would feel it pulling
     
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    Hoe about oil in the tranny its not low is it? That about all the things i could think of?
     
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    where do you check the oil from? i have a cable tranny
     
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    Loose motor mounts and your motor torques and rubs something when you step on it?
     
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    possibly, but i know that i tighten them down good, and torqued them down. but how would that explain that it only happens in 1st and 2nd? i can be cruisin at like 60 and drop it to 3rd, i know the motors gotta torque when you do that, but nothing happens then......
     
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    just a hunch... check the exhaust system. it could be a loose/vibrating piece of pipe or something like that. it could be just loose enough to make noise when u punch it around 20mph, but not so loose that it makes noise in other gears or rpms.
     
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    It could be a rattle from the exhaust heat shield... do you have a stock exhaust? If so, check the heat shield near the shift linkage area (I had this problem on my old civic... sounded like rubbing and only at lower speed/rpm)
     
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    i checked the exhaust. its all good, but i noticed that the underside of my tranny was wet, and it kinda looked like oil, if it has lost some oil, do you think low oil could cause this?
     
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    I would think if it was low oil, it would make that sound in every gear.
     
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    yea me too, it was just a thought.
     
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    Probably a wheel bearing. The noise can range from a low pitched groaning to a nasty grinding.
     
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    how and where would i check thaat?
     
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