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Old 08-17-2005, 09:47 PM
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wierd 2nd gear

A few days ago, I was driving on the highway on a really hot day with the air conditioning on and on the way home every time i accelerated from about 15 to 20 mph the car would thump thump into gear. Now it only happened when I kind of got on it. If you take it easy it is pretty suttle. It doesnt happen in any other gears. I was wondering if maybe the flex disc on the driveshaft was going bad. But it cruises on the road at 75 just fine. Or maybe their is a vacuum leak. Also does anyone know of any good mechanics around rockford, illinois, its about 90 miles west of chicago. Thanks any info would be great

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Old 08-18-2005, 06:51 AM
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I would suspect it is in the driveline somewhere. If you put the car in Park and have someone push and pull the car against the pawl in the transmission, you may be able to hear where the noise is coming from. You should be able to get an idea of the condition of the discs just by looking to see if they are cracked. You should get an idea of your center support bearing just by getting under and pulling on it- if it moves more than a half an inch its time to replace it. As for mechanics in Rockford- I don't know , but look in one of the other forums listed further down for advice.

And , it's better to list what car you have- you may get more help.

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