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Old 11-12-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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General engine/transmission noise?

What's everyone's general sense of how "noisy" the engine should be? I'm not talking about general engine rumble, wind noise or dash squeak or rattle. More like a rattling that seems to orginate down under shifter when at low idle in lower gears. It also clunks fairly heavily when pushing the clutch in/shifting into neutral. Just wondering how much is "intentional" on the part of the designers, trying to make it sound rough, vs. whether there is a mechanical problem. I hate the thought of taking it in for service already.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:20 PM   #2

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I'm going on the assumption you have a manual trans in your car. I don't own a Camaro yet, but I can say that from owning V8-powered GM and Ford products over the years that I've seen more forum posts on noises and problems problems from manual cars than autos. I believe this is the nature of the trans and hearing syncro/bearing noises are part of it along with clunks from driveline slack. I doubt any of it is designed intentionally into the car and I'm sure the designers actually would make it quieter if they could.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:04 PM   #3
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Mine is also very noisy. I went to the dealer and drove another manual car and it was the same exact way. I guess its normal. BUT, I do not like it. I have driven stick vettes and they do not do this. Probably a first year thing. Maybe I should have waited, other than that I am happy for the most part.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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some Camaro MN6 transmissions have more slop in the tranny linkage than most and more slop results in detectable noise from vibration.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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Is this a problem to be concerned with? I was planning on replacing my clutch with a hurst. Would replacing the clutch make the noise better or worse?
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:37 PM   #6
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mine is a bit noisy!

car runs like a champ. Ive done one single pass at the track (didnt even do a burnout) to see what the car would run and have not done one single full out pass since. I dont drive the car hard but ive always noticed its that its a little noisy. Its not the engine. I sounds like its the release bearing. I can live with it for now i guess.

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