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I hope this isn't a dumb question, but the sound bothers me. 02 ZX5 5 speed. When I am low in rpm, the motor or trans sound like a diesel engine. I am not sure of the rpm range, but when it get higher it starts to sound normal. The sound is kind of like grinding...maybe. Any ideas?
 

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Is that sound normal because it's in a low rpm range or? It's in each gear too.
 

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That kind of sound is "normal" for when you'd want to choose a lower gear for the throttle setting you're using.

Low rpm it's only happy coasting along with light throttle, drop a gear or two as needed to accelerate.

Put your foot down & it "growls" and doesn't accelerate much, downshift & zoom.

Just guessing from description without RPM #'s, see for yourself if this matches what you noticed.
 
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