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Today I noticed that sometimes my gearstick is moving under acceleration and decelleration and when it does move there is a quiet grinding noise coming from somewhere in the trans.
I have done a search but nothing came up under " gearstick moving'.
Does anyone know what it might be?
Probably bad motor mounts, bad diff mounts, or cracked powerplant frame.
Too much looseness results in the shifter moving around, but really the whole tranny is moving down in the tranny tunnel. You can remove the shift boot and insulators and see if that shows you the movement.
If it doesn't seem like the tranny is moving at all, and it's a stock shifter, I'd inspect the shifter bushings and wave springs. These often break, but grinding is not characteristic of this problem.
I had gearstick noise when i first installed my B&M short shifter. Upon deceleration you can hear the tranny tunnel making a whiney noise, not loud but you can notice it and it sounded like the car was supercharged or has like 1000hp LOL.
But after a while, when driving it more and more, the sound went away.
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If you have good motor mounts and plenty of power and the shifter moves back and forth , get one of the Garfinkle Engine Torque Braces .They have rubber bushings on each end so there is no vibration in the car but the motor can still move a very slight amount .A new batch of them will be ready soon .
......get one of the Garfinkle Engine Torque Braces ....A new batch of them will be ready soon .
Regarding the "quiet grinding sound", if you have a short shifter, I think they tend to transmit a little drive-train noise, since the "shaft" of the shifter isn't isolated in rubber like the OEM. Keeping the pivot socket greased and fluid levels where they should be helps.