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Old 13 Mar 2014, 07:53 am
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Default Pinging or transmission

I took my 2001 LE 2L cruiser to a garage as I have been getting pinging (or pinking in the UK). The mechanic can find nothing wrong, he has looked at timing and all seems well. I suspected this as the previous owner had a new belt installed and I thought that it might be misaligned.

He has suggested that the sound may be coming from the transmission (manual), has anyone else experienced a transmission issue that could have sounded like pinging when under load. The sound is worse going up hill at below 3000 revs in 3rd gear, once you get to around 3000 revs it goes away. It also goes away if you lift of the gas a little to reduce the load.


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Old 13 Mar 2014, 04:30 pm
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OK so I have my car back and the mechanic tells me the problem is gear train chatter or rattle. He has seen this before and the other customer lived with the problem until he sold the car.

Anyone know any more about this, should I worry about it?
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