drivetrain issue please help - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to   Members

General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: sandiego, CA
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 0
Default drivetrain issue please help

ok well about a week ago i was driving my car and when accelerating out of a parking lotin first gear it started to act like it was slipping so i shifted into second gear it grabbed started to go then it started to slip again so i pushed in the clutch put it in neutral when i put it in neutrel something started potting like a metal clanging on metal noise then as i was slowing down to stop something locked up and i kinda got jolted to a stop. well i gopt it towed home and was thinking it had to be a half shaft and it turns out that isnt the problem. so i still have the problem. im thinking it might be the drive shaft . here is what happens. when i put it in first it seems like it is binding and i have to try hard to accelerate then it lunges forward then it starts to slip like something is clanging around. it sounds like metal on metal and it sounds like it is directly under me when in the driver seat if i put it in neutral it clunks around a bit till it findsa a soft clunk then just grinds while im wife watched me drive it back into our parking lot yesterday and she said every time it clunked while i was in gear the back of the car bounced up just a bit. any ideas of what to check. danm boost i think thats what might have caused it.
drftem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2007, 01:45 PM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
m2cupcar's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 6,934
Total Cats: 125

Sounds like the diff since it's making the noise in gear and neutral, and while rolling. Have you looked? You can at least put the car up on stands, in neutral and rotate the drive shaft while you're laying underneath it and listen. If there's nothing jamming it, you might get to hear metal pieces rolling around.
m2cupcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
dc2696's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Edmonton Ab, Canada
Posts: 1,139
Total Cats: 8

Definately sounds like ur diff man :(
dc2696 is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raleigh: Fiberglass headlight scope, 1.6L ECU, AFM, Hardtop latches, more bigmackloud Miata parts for sale/trade 9 11-07-2015 11:58 PM
Bizarre connection issue? nick470 MEGAsquirt 1 09-30-2015 10:32 PM
Odd Steering issue interestedofold Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 09-29-2015 01:42 PM
Missing/knock at idle, can someone point me in the right direction? Mikel MEGAsquirt 4 09-28-2015 04:46 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 PM.