Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Broomfield, CO
Car Year: 2014
Car Model: FXT
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Noise from transmission only when engine idle and in gear (4EAT XT)
I've been dealing with this noise and it is absolutely driving me nuts.
With the car stopped, when the car idles at 800 rpm (or was it 600 rpm, anyway) and I put it in gear (R,D,3,2,1) it makes weird tapping noise inside the car. I can't hear anything from the outside. I think it is coming from tranny area.
The funny thing is as soon as I get moving, or even brake boosting above idle RPM, the noise immediately goes away. If I put the car in neutral it also goes away. So when I'm driving normally there is no noise. It is just when I'm completely stopped with the car in gear.
I thought my 3" downpipe or STi IC was hitting something but I was under the car several times checking and found nothing touching, at least the things I've modded.
14 FXT CVT
06 STi 6MT