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Loud Scratchy noise when shifting into Drive or Reverse

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Loud Scratchy noise when shifting into Drive or Reverse

Post by Nick777 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:17 pm

95 850 Turbo sedan. I've never heard this noise before today. But when I shift into drive or reverse, along with the usual thud now I hear a fairly loud scratching type noise (dont want to say grinding, but i suppose it could described as a mild grinding noise). This may be the first time I've driven this car in sub freezing weather (ive owned it since April 2019), so there's that factor.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Loud Scratchy noise when shifting into Drive or Reverse

Post by abscate » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:03 am

Could just be some exhaust noise if it happens at idle, with car not moving!
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