When I'm driving in 1st, there seems to be a transmission noise. Sounds like
a worn-out ungreased bearing.
It's like rattling noise, quite hard to describe, without the bearing
It's been there since almost the beginning.
It seems to be common to this type of transmission (geartag5 ?), I've heard
some manual transmission Sunfires exhibit the same problem.
Any help would be appreciated.
Ps. Please replay to the group not email (fake)
Getrag. There have been some ongoing problems with these
transmissions. GM says there are two separate rattling noises
and one of them is considered normal. The first attempt at
a repair was to overfill the transmission with 'Saturn' spec
trans fluid. Then they said "no, scratch that idea" and have
come up with 'wavy washers' that fit between the synchro
rings and the 3rd and 4th gears. Even though you hear the noise
in 1st and 2nd gear, it's actually 3rd and 4th that makes the
Anyway, this involves removing the transmission, stripping
it down and installing these 'wavy washers' on the 3rd and
4th gears. There is a specific bulletin on this problem, but
it cannot be accessed without the VIN of the affected vehicle
at this point.
You might also want to just check the shift cables where
they run into the firewall. I've found a lot of Sunfires
that had the cables rubbing and vibrating against the
steering rack external metal fluid pipes.
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