C4 Growl/Grinding Noise Help Needed

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C4 Growl/Grinding Noise Help Needed

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Hi all. I have a Citroen C4 1.6 2008. I've started hearing a noise when accelerating in low gears (sounds like a tractor!) and when changing down to low gears. I've made a recording, see here:



This is me changing down from 3rd to 2nd, and the noise starts when the clutch starts to bite. With the clutch down, there is no noise even when moving.

Thanks all.
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Re: C4 Growl/Grinding Noise Help Needed

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Sounds like a gearbox bearing. If you have the car running at standstill in neutral, you probably won't hear it when you press and release the clutch.

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Re: C4 Growl/Grinding Noise Help Needed

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Gearbox was what I feared. Definitely zero noise in standstill, and the clutch/release bearing are only a few months old.

How long before it packs in do you reckon?

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Re: C4 Growl/Grinding Noise Help Needed

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Any vibration at the gear lever?
How is the gearbox oil level?

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Re: C4 Growl/Grinding Noise Help Needed

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white exec wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 13:55
Any vibration at the gear lever?
How is the gearbox oil level?
No vibration of the gear lever.

Gearbox oil level is fine. And it's relatively new as it was changed with the clutch.