It is never enjoyable to hear a sound on your automobile that you don’t know where it comes from. You may be wondering what to do when you notice a reversing gear noise that persists on your Ford F 350 ? Any gearbox trouble can be important, but before making sure, it is better to do a few investigations. Our team has created this document to help you deal with it. First, we will see what the sources and the different gearbox noises can be on Ford F 350 , and second, what are the solutions available to you.reverse-gear-noise-ford-f-350 

Classical reverse Ford F 350  noises and some tips to protect your gearbox

Why does the reversing of my Ford F 350  make a different noise from my other speeds?

De facto, adding all gears, bearings and pinions into a gearbox is a difficult exercise. The sound caused by the reversing of your Ford F 350  is logical. It can be explained in a fairly simple way. In fact, 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 chosen 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 idea. In fact, the pressure you will apply on the gears will be enormous and you will develop 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 common if you perceive a reverse noise on your Ford F 350  if you shift gear under these conditions.

Several Ford F 350  reversing noises and their causes

Finally in this section, we will move on to what you are probably most curious about in this content, to learn about the cause of reversing noise on Ford F 350 . Here are the 3 typical noises you may be victim of.

I perceive a grinding noise when starting in reverse gear

If you hear a grinding noise when you start in reverse with your Ford F 350 , it may be the engine mounts that are tired. Certainly, when the engine is in reverse gear, due to the pinions we saw above the vibrations produced by the gearbox are higher and it is therefore plausible that due to their wear the silentblocks no longer absorb the engine vibrations well. In this situation, do not hesitate to consult this article for more information about strut mount noises on Ford F 350 .

An increased reverse knocking noise on Ford F 350 X

If you are subject to a knocking noise when you are in reverse with your Ford F 350  and this noise tends to amplify as you gain speed. It is plausible that you are going through a serious trouble that needs to be solved fairly quickly before ruining your entire gearbox. In fact, an intensifying rattling noise means that the gears are damaged. If they are, debris will spread to the rest of the box and damage other gears in short order. Take your automobile to your technician quickly or check out this content about gearbox noise on Ford F 350  for more information.

I acknowledge a noise when I go in reverse

Experiencing 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 F 350  reverse gear makes more noise than before, it is plausible that filings have been produced and are moving around in it. It is therefore time to empty the box.