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Old 05-13-2014, 04:28 AM   #1
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Clunk when going into gear?

Occasionally, when I put my car into first gear, I get an odd clunk sound from the engine bay. It doesn't always happen, but only seems to be when entering first at a stop. Any ideas?


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Occasionally, when I put my car into first gear, I get an odd clunk sound from the engine bay. It doesn't always happen, but only seems to be when entering first at a stop. Any ideas?
Slow down more and speed match the synchro better, it might be going out. does it do it when shifting down to second as well?
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is it automatic or clutch
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:49 AM   #5
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Its a manual car. It does not happen while down shifting. It mostly at happens at a stop, but only happens about 10% of the time. I dont often downshift into 1st anyways. With the clutch in, putting it into first makes a loud clunck sometimes, which i can hear in the engine compartment.

I assume you mean to rev up the engine before letting the clutch out during downshift. My syncros seem to be fine.
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Its a manual car. It does not happen while down shifting. It mostly at happens at a stop, but only happens about 10% of the time. I dont often downshift into 1st anyways. With the clutch in, putting it into first makes a loud clunck sometimes, which i can hear in the engine compartment.

I assume you mean to rev up the engine before letting the clutch out during downshift. My syncros seem to be fine.
I actually misread your first post I think XD If it's on take-off it's likely a motor mount. It it clunking when your letting the clutch out from first (suspect motormount) or JUST when you are shifting into 1st (suspect ???) ?
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What happens when you do a tip-in / tip-out in 1st gear? If the mount(s) are bad enough you should be able to get the clunk to repeat consistently.
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I have the exact same issues as you described on my 2018 Focus ST. It's happens intermittently. Have you found out the reason for this clunking noise?
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