Kicking sound in Reverse

Every time I reverse, I hear a kicking sound.
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It sounds like you are having a problem with a motor or transmission mount, allowing the engine to move when you are in reverse. The kicking sound may be the engine hitting the hood or the firewall. I would recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your home to determine the source and cause of the kicking sound, and recommend the best path to repair.

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A popping / clunking noise when moving in reverse can be caused by many things. Two of the most common causes for those symptoms are worn axles or motor mounts. The axles are the joints that transmit power from the transmission to the wheels.
The CV joints might be worn and need a new boot or even replacement of the entire part. Or it could also be your motor mounts. The motor mounts could be worn and your engine isn`t well secured to the crossmember, causing the clunking sound.
If your transmission makes a grinding noise when you shift gears, you are likely experiencing friction between gears due to insufficient transmission fluid, worn transmission linkage, maladjusted binding, or a “dragging clutch.” If you hear grinding sounds when shifting from neutral to any gear, you may be dealing with …
2019 Cadillac CTS transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood.
if its this sound then it happens if the gears ar enot engaged properly. change to neutral and remove your foot off the clutch . now again shift to reverse,this sound shouldgo.
Noise from the transmission in reverse could be caused by a worn or damaged reverse idler gear. The purpose of the transmission jack it to support the engine as it is being detached from the vehicle.
The hard shift from park to reverse on an incline is to the the excessive weight of the vehicle on the parking pawl. This can be prevented by setting the parking brake prior to shifting into park. This should be done when ever you are parking on an incline or recline.
If the sound resembles humming, buzzing, or clunking, you may be experiencing transmission failure. Bad automatic transmissions may emit humming, buzzing, or whining noises while manual transmissions have harsher “clunking” sounds.
Why is my Cadillac CTS jerking? One possible reason why your Cadillac CTS is jerking could be due to a problem with the mass airflow sensor. This sensor is responsible for measuring the amount of air that is entering the engine, and if it`s not working properly, it can cause the engine to run rough.
If the gears are grinding when you attempt to shift into reverse, it means that the transmission has not fully disengaged from the engine and its gears are still rotating.
Reverse echo and reverse reverb are sound effects created as the result of recording an echo or reverb effect of an audio recording played backwards. The original recording is then played forwards accompanied by the recording of the echoed or reverberated signal which now precedes the original signal.
Low transmission fluid or a clogged fluid line/filter are the most likely culprits, but there could be other internal damage causing the noise.
With a vehicle with a gearbox bearing failure symptoms, you may experience shaking, jerking or grinding while behind the wheel. Automatic gearbox issues often involve hesitation, slipping, or trembling during gear changes. Manuals are more likely to “grind” when suffering a gearbox fault.
Automatic transmissions that shift hard, jerk or shake during a shift change may mean your transmission fluid needs changed or fluid level is low. In manual transmission vehicles, abnormal gear shifts could indicate damaged gear synchros, worn clutches or other, more severe issues.
Automatic transmissions kick down to a lower gear to make use of the greater power delivered at the engine`s higher rpm; this typically occurs when the driver attempts to accelerate from a constant speed, as if to pass.
Rough Shifts

When your car shifts into another gear, it should be relatively smooth and easy – there should be no “clunking” or “thudding” noises when your transmission shifts. If you do start to hear these noises when shifting gears, they are certainly a cause for concern.

The short answer to this question is no, you should not drive with a bad transmission. Sometimes, life happens, and you have to keep driving your vehicle even though you know that it needs to be serviced.
Typically, when your transmission begins to fail you may start to notice some form of difficulty when changing gears. Occasionally you may hear or feel a clunk noise when you shift gear. Another sign of a rough shifting is difficulty in accelerating to the speed for the gear that it is in.
If you have an automatic transmission and your transmission fluid is low or if it is too old, it could start making a clunking noise. This is because there isn`t enough lubrication and cooling for the different parts of your transmission. It could also mean that your transmission is failing.
When the transmission jerks between gears or the transmission is shifting hard, it should be taken as a warning that your transmission needs repair. When a transmission is shifting hard or slipping it`s time for an inspection.
Any unusual shaking or vibrating forces coming from the engine is cause for concern. It could be something as simple as old spark plugs producing an uneven power delivery, it could be something serious like worn or broken engine mounts, or it could be even more serious in the case of internal engine damage.

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Car sounds like golf cart when revving and braking; also leaking fluid; sound fades as car warms up
ANSWER : Hello,
There are a number of things that could make an engine noisy when starting up. Depending on the specific type of sound you are referring to, this will determine how to properly diagnose. If there is a bit of a hissing sound, this may be a sign of a vacuum leak. If this is more of a shrieking sound, this may be a sign of a worn out or out of adjustment serpentine belt. If there is a bit of a howling or growling sound, this may be a sign of a worn out or low on fluid power steering pump. A rattling or pinging sound may be caused by an ignition problem. An engine can ping (or knock) due to an improper combustion process. A "spark knock" is the result of combustion occurring too early. Early combustion can occur from carbon buildup inside the combustion chamber, a lean air/fuel mixture, and advanced ignition timing (spark plug firing too soon). A clattering type sound may be a result of improper lubrication in the valve train which could be a more serious problem and should be addressed as soon as possible. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle to ensure everything is in proper working order.

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When in reverse, jumpy acceleration; power loss when in reverse, vibrations when idles, exhaust sounds irratic
ANSWER : The ignition system has more than just spark plugs, and some of the other parts, like the plug boots or the coils, are causing the misfire and running rough.

I would remove and inspect the plug boots and coils for any signs of causing the misfire. They would show signs like carbon tracking or cracks in the coils.

I recommend calling a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, to come to you and diagnose your car’s misfire and running rough issues.

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Odd sound coming from L/F tire. Almost sounds like the tread only is rubbing but nothing is hitting it.
ANSWER : You can rule out the tire as a possibility by simply moving that left front wheel/tire assembly to the rear. After you do that, if the noise persists at the left front, then the tire is not implicated. Wheel bearing failures do make a range of noises and the noise you are describing is potentially included. You can rule out simple things on your own, though, such as brake interference (stuck caliper; check for a hot rotor on left front versus the rotor on the other side) or debris that is perhaps caught in the area of the steering knuckle and/or brake shield. If you cannot find the noise, what I would suggest is that you request a wheel bearing noise diagnostic/inspection. In the course of that diagnostic, if the noise is not found to be due to a failing wheel bearing, the mechanic will nevertheless pinpoint the source of the noise for you whatever the cause. If the bearing has failed, replacement can commence at that time or at a time that is convenient for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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My car has a high pitch chirping sound when accelerating. 2010 Subaru Impreza
ANSWER : Hi – your Impreza has a turbocharged engine for enhanced performance. This produces pressurized air for the engine, increasing power. To avoid over-pressurizing the engine, there are boost pressure controls, and a "waste gate" port to vent over-pressure – all electronically controlled. This can produce "chirping-like" noises under acceleration, especially during and after gear changes for manual transmission cars. This is normal behavior, and shouldn’t cause concern. If it seems excessively loud, I would recommend an engine inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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Ticking sound on drivers side
ANSWER : Deficiencies of various types can cause lifter and valve train noise, including ticking noises. The bottom line is if the ticking noise did not exist at all prior to their work on the valve train, but occurred immediately at the conclusion of their work, logically that means that they did something wrong (typically that would be not following the repair instructions) and consequently it is their responsibility to get the problem repaired. As far as how to enforce your rights, that is a matter that is somewhat more complex than mechanical repairs and the specifics will depend on the state and locale you reside in. It also depends on your creativity and resoluteness. First of all, if you paid by credit card, simply dispute the transaction and follow the card issuer procedure. If that avenue is not available to you, and you are determined to be made whole, use a graduated approach. Explain to the shop that the noise simply did NOT exist, period, prior to the work and thus the simple application of logic means that (barring exceptional coincidences, of course) their work is the CAUSE of the problem; consequently, they will have to correct the problem. If they refuse to resolve it, send a certified letter demanding a refund (of course, a mere refund may not be sufficient to make you whole, if the cost to re-do the job is more than the refund). If you do not receive a refund by a date certain, file complaints with the Attorney General’s office, the BBB, and any state licensing agencies that have jurisdiction over the conduct of the business. If in the course of this you desire a second opinion, you can request an engine noise diagnostic from a YourMechanic specialist. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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Own a 1989 F150, unusual rattling sounds in R and D, not in P or N, sound is back when giving it gas but goes away when cruising
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is check around the vehicle, specially under the body where heat and other protective shielding may be used, the exhaust hangers holding the exhaust pipe, and under the hood. You are looking for any type of broken bracket, broken shield, stripped screw, or other component that can rattle and move with the forces associated with accelerating. When the engine is cool, you can also tap on the exhaust system and wiggle it to see if you notice a similar sound or feeling. Most of the time an exhaust rattling would be noticeable while in park if you rev the engine. Try to replicate the noise in a way in which helps you pinpoint its location exactly. For more help with this diagnosis, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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Clunk sound when I set on reverse and when I let go of gas pedal. Rattle noise has been increasing over bumps.
ANSWER : Hi there. Sounds like one or both CV Shafts are loose and are moving when you put the transmission in gear. Plus the squeaking noise is from the disk brakes system on the front as they are being forced to engage but not disengage. There could be excessive brake dust on the front keeping the calipers from sliding properly. Check the front of the vehicle for the CV Shafts being loose and if there is anything that looks damaged. If your suspension and CV Shafts are in good condition, then I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose your transmission.

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I hear a weird rattling sound when I let off the accelerator.
ANSWER : I hate to say it but it sounds like the issue is the transmission. There are a few things you could check before you go back to the rebuild shop. Check the driveshaft and U-joints. And check the engine and transmission mounts. The fact is there are 1000 moving parts, hundreds of hydraulic passageways, and very tight specifications in a modern automatic transmission. A very minor failure can cause very serious issues. If the shop that rebuilt it has a warranty, I wouldn’t hesitate to take it back and see what they think. If you would like a second opinion, consider having a certified technician from YourMechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your car’s location to diagnose the rattling noise.

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