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When I drive my 74 1602 I can faintly hear the click of the transmission gears. I just recently replaced the carpet so I don't know if the new carpet has improved the acoustics in the car or is it the beginning of transmission problems. The transmission shifts just fine in all gears. It's a 4 speed.

Any suggestions?

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check your guibo and see if it's still in one piece and it's alignment with your drive shaft.

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I doubt you are hearing what you think you are.

Wait 'til it gets louder, and then fix it ;-)

Meanwhile check to see if your shifter bracket is contacting the driveshaft.

And look for the noise at the wheels.

GL,

Ray

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could be the shifter platform has dropped down which causes

the spinning drive shaft to "ting" "ting" against the bottom of

the platform? - an angled support arm has an elongated

hole for adjustment , so pushing the platform up tight, compression the

special heat & oil resistent foam insulation ring up into the tunnel

you coult have a center driveshaft bearing/mount going bad ?

try SAE 75/80 Gear oil (NOT hypoid or GL5) in the transmission ?

something gone wild inside the clutch ?

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Thanks for all the responses. It's difficult to pin point, but the clicking continues in neutral (or with the clutch in) and it is definitely associated with the spinning of the drive shaft, as it slows down with the car, and the time between clicks is uniform. I'm planning on changing the oil this weekend, perhaps low oil?

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Well I fixed the clicking problem. I lifted the car up and checked the driveshaft. It turned out that the guibo had a somewhat loose bolt. After I tightened the clicking went away - much to my relief. But, now I'm keeping my eye out for a transmission that I can have ready to go for the eventual day when the current one has problems.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

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