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Loud Whine When Shifting Gears


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
63,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2006 Pontiac Solstice transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Pontiac Solstice Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012011


  • Manual transmission
  • 63,000 miles


I bought this car used 4 months ago. Right away the AC went and cost several hundred to fix...still have one stage left to go. Then the really irritating whining noise started when I shift gears or when clutch is depressed. If I'm sitting at a light with the clutch depressed, the high pitched, hollow sounding whine starts. It continues during clutching and shifting all the way through 4th gear, and then seems to taper off in 5th. When I'm rolling along there's no noise at all. What is this? One mechanic suggested it is the transmission bearings. A couple of others said they had NO IDEA. Does anybody know? I'd really appreciate any advice.

- , Tampa, FL, USA

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