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#1 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 07:28 PM
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okay, all my gears feel just perfect when i floor it at any rpm. BUT, in 1st gear, when i floor it, at about 2000 and on, i get this really sorta loud shaking/bumping noise, its not to the wheels or steering wheel, or stick shift. but almost like my seat is shaking, and where the E-brake is, its like something is hitting there.

I dont really have a clue what it is, i dont think its the clutch, there is no slippage, its just a loud banging.... Anyone?

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You should have a look at your transmission mounts.... its a common failed part. If your transmission is sliding you might be prone to a missed shift... even if you shift like a pro... it can cause you miss a shift.

I dont think I have to explain what missed shifts cause...

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thanks. would you know if transimission mounts are easy to replace and the costs?

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