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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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What's wrong and I hope its not my transmission :(

Ok so I've been recently getting a very bad high pitched squealing/sputtering/scathing (hard to tell) for 5-10 seconds when shifting my auto transmission while standing in one place.

I'll start my car, shift to reverse, hear that painful noise, shift to drive, hear it more, and when I realized its when I shift gears I'm pretty sure they all did it or at least reverse and drive I haven't had time to really look into it.

If this is an issue that's going to be expensive then I'm selling the car and getting an ss, my brothers Lt sedan had absolutely no problems and its an 07 while I've had to change more shit then I can remember and deal with flooding and odd sounds every week this is really pissing me off because I love this car but can't deal with some new repair every week :(

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Also the car drives perfectly, no gear slips, delay, or power surges, just a painful sound upon initially changing gears and then its like it never happened until the next time I stop, there's no leaks and everything seems to be ok but I don't know anymore

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Belt squealing?
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Any way if I could find out or isolate that as being the issue?

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Check your belt for cracks. If its over 50000 miles needs one anyway. Never heard of the trans squealing
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I'm coming up to 42800miles and checked a belt around the alternator and seems normal and properly set with no cracks, or am I looking at the wrong one?

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Need to look at the ribs on the belt. Push on it. You'll see cracks when you put pressure on it
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I applied pressure to two different areas on the belt facing outside and didn't see any cracks, though its pretty hard to reach in there and check more than that unless I take out the stock air intake

I'll take a video hopefully capturing the noise the next time I start my car, its been really bad when putting it into drive for 10-15 seconds or so and gradually getting worse and more apparent

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Video with the sound would be great
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I would suggest that you take the vehicle to a Chevrolet dealer. A diagnosis is an important part in determining the cause of the noise and nature of the concern. It also helps to determine the estimated cost of repairs. Once a proper diagnosis has been conducted by a GM dealership you can decide how you want to proceed. I can find a local dealership for you. If you would like for me to do that please send me an direct message.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks but that all depends if its worth repairing it. I can't be going to a dealership every week to fix something new.

My brothers 07 Lt sedan hasn't required anything to be changed on it except because of one accident. He got it at 27k and now its getting close to 110k km and has had to do nothing but oil changes and changed his brake pads once.

I can't justify this expense to my parents, the car had 51k when I got it and its at 68k now. I feel like I lucked out with this car, and hopefully this isnt something major, but I'm sick of starting my car to have it squeal, scream, hiss, vibrate, or click at me in a different allusive way every time I start it, its an '09 not a '62.

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