Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hampstead, NH, USA
2006 GT Clutch/Gearbox Vibration/Noise
When I let the clutch slide under little load in first gear (e.g., negotiating obstacles at 1-2 mph in a level parking lot, or doing stop-and-go in traffic), I get extreme vibrations in the clutch/transmission until I either disengage or fully engage the clutch. The noise emitted from this vibration is identical to the familiar single gearbox shifting “clunk”, except that it occurs at a rate of 2-3 per second. Sometimes, I get the same noise/vibration when I shift down and let the clutch slide for braking from 4th to 3rd or 3rd to 2nd gear. It is not consistent, but I believe that it is getting worse. Even when I don’t get the transmission noise, the clutch does not engage smoothly. There is always some vibration in the clutch, as if it is unbalanced.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!