saustin74 Posted August 24, 2016 Report Share Posted August 24, 2016 Hi. I just registered on this forum and searched for a similar issue to mine, but did not find it. I have a 97 Deville with only 38k miles on it that I bought about a year ago from the original owner. The car has been very well maintained and is in very good working order. But I have been noticing a sort of grinding noise when it shifts into (I believe) 3rd gear. It is a short, quick sound for maybe a second and the car still shifts smoothly. Sounds similar, though less loud to when someone tries to start a car that is already running. My fear is that it has something to do with the transmission, but have not found anyone with a similar issue. I tend to hear it more when going up a hill than down. Other than transmission, I thought it could have something to do with bearings that run from the belts. I do hear it with A/C on or off, so that's not it. But it feels like something that is getting slack from the change in engine torque from the shift, so that's why I thought some kind of bearing (maybe the radiator fan?). Should I just take it to the dealer? Wait to see if it gets worse/impacts performance? I love this car and want to keep it in tip top shape. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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