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2001 Ford Focus makes groaning noise when automatic transmission is put in reverse


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mrc55
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Dec 1, 2013, 8:35 PM

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2001 Ford Focus makes groaning noise when automatic transmission is put in reverse Sign In

2001 Ford Focus
127,000 miles
Seems to have this noise in reverse especially when the engine is cold. When I step on the brake to put the car in reverse the car kind of groans and has a slight vibration. When I take the foot off the brake and start rolling it seems to lessen some. When it starts to warm up it is not nearly as apparent. I did have codes read and nothing electronic was indicated. I appreciate your thoughts! Thanks!


GC
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Dec 1, 2013, 8:41 PM

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Re: 2001 Ford Focus makes groaning noise when automatic transmission is put in reverse Sign In

Any chance its a loose exhaust shield rattling?


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Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 2, 2013, 12:17 AM

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Re: 2001 Ford Focus makes groaning noise when automatic transmission is put in reverse Sign In

As goiserclause just said check exhaust. I'll add that in reverse engine is torqueing the opposite way and exhaust does move and needs to tolerate that to a point in either direction. Heat shields, flex pipes and even motor mounts can make it worse if weak or failing,

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