It is never enjoyable to experience a sound on your automobile that you don’t know where it comes from. You may be thinking about what to do when you detect a reversing gear noise that persists on your Ford C Max? Any gearbox issue can be severe, but before making sure, it is better to do a few investigations. Our team has created this document to support you deal with it. First, we will see what the sources and the different gearbox noises can be on Ford C Max, and second, what are the solutions available to you.reverse-gear-noise-ford-c-max

Classical reverse Ford C Max noises and some tips to protect your gearbox

Why does the reversing of my Ford C Max make a different noise from my other speeds?

De facto, integrating all gears, bearings and pinions into a gearbox is a difficult task. The noise induced by the reversing of your Ford C Max is logical. It can be explained in a fairly simple way. Indeed, the gears used for conventional speeds (1st to 5th or 6th) are so-called “helical” gears (oblique gears) . The use of such a pinion makes the noise caused by the gears less strong than with spur gears used for the reverse gear.

Tips to limit wear on your clutch and gearbox

  • Don’t give a big boost:
    In fact, if you kick the throttle hard when you are in reverse or when you put the automobile in the revs, you risk to burn your clutch or gnawing at the gearbox pinions.

  • Never reverse while the automobile is in motion or vice versa:
    Reversing the direction of operation of the gearbox during operation is a very bad practice. Indeed, the pressure you will apply on the gears will be monumental and you will generate a premature wear and tear of the gears. You can even break the gears of your gearbox at speed by doing so. It will therefore be completely typical if you notice a reverse noise on your Ford C Max if you shift gear under these conditions.

Several Ford C Max reversing noises and their triggers

Finally in this section, we will move on to what you are probably most curious about in this page, to learn about the cause of reversing noise on Ford C Max. Here are the 3 typical sounds you may be victim of.

I acknowledge a grinding noise when starting in reverse gear

If you experience a grinding noise when you start in reverse with your Ford C Max, it may be the engine mounts that are tired. In fact, when the engine is in reverse gear, due to the pinions we saw above the vibrations made by the gearbox are higher and it is therefore possible that due to their wear the silentblocks no longer absorb the engine vibrations well. In this case, do not hesitate to check this content for more details about strut mount noises on Ford C Max.

An increased reverse knocking noise on Ford C MaxX

If you are subject to a knocking noise when you are in reverse with your Ford C Max and this noise tends to amplify as you gain speed. It is possible that you are going through a serious issue that needs to be resolved very fast before destroying your entire gearbox. Indeed, an intensifying rattling noise means that the gears are damaged. If they are, debris will disperse to the rest of the box and damage other gears quickly. Take your automobile to your technician quickly or read this content page about gearbox noise on Ford C Max for more data.

I notice a noise when I go in reverse

Listening a noise when you shift into reverse is normal and connected to the gears and sprockets used in the gearbox. If, on the other hand, you have the feeling that your Ford C Max reverse gear makes more noise than before, it is possible that filings have been produced and are moving around in it. It is therefore time to empty the box.