I just purchased a 2005 Amanti and notice a distinct "whirring" noise when accelerating 1st thru 4th gears. When 5th gear is reached the noise is gone and doesn't recur until I slow down again. Any ideas as to the cause and does it indicate something serious?
sounds like the sinkronisors have gone bad.
Check/replace the fluid. if the synchros were bad your gears would grind when you engaged them.
I've seen a few torque converters start to seperate cause a similar noise only under acceleration that usually would go away or lessen after releasing the accelerator pedal or on coast down.
Thanks - I'm going to replace it shortly.
Thanks - I'm definitely going to have it checked out!
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