Possible transmission noise in neutral from a coast to a stop

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Old 07-13-07, 12:53 PM
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Possible transmission noise in neutral from a coast to a stop

'05 Chevy Classic (not Malibu) when I shift from drive in neutral just before I come to a stop ther is a slight 'clunk' that can be felt just as the car actually stops. Only under these circumstances does this happen and only in forward.
If I do this from reverse to neutral then stop, nothing. Nor is there anything in drive when I stop.

I listened to 2 other Classics' one one it appeared as noticeable, but there was a problem with the brakes (clunking noise each time I stopped) so I really couldn't tell on one and the other it was only very slightly noticeable.

Before anyone asks why I do this, habit. I back into my driveway from the opposite side of the street (direction). I coast up to in front of the house, shift into neutral, stop and back in. Done this for 20 years with nothing as this with three other cars and never heard this on anything else I have ever driven.

The dealer says it's the flywheel/drivetrain coming to a stop with no pressure from the transmission to secure it (not the exact words). They also say they didn't recomend this for all that will probably say the same thing.
My concern is; could this be some other problem that hasn't surfaced yet since my warrenty is almost up?

Hope that made sense.
 
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Old 07-13-07, 02:43 PM
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Is this a manual transmission?

If it's auto, I would suggest trying to stop this habit of throwing the vehicle in neutral. It puts excess wear on the transmission.

The dealers explanation does sound pheasible.
 
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Old 07-14-07, 05:23 AM
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Automatic.

Please explain how putting it neutral causes excessive wear? The engine is free and the transmission is just sitting there with no pressure from the engine.
 
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