It is never pleasurable to acknowledge a sound on your vehicle that you don’t know where it comes from. You may be thinking what to do when you detect a reversing gear noise that remains on your Toyota Corolla? Any gearbox trouble can be severe, but before making sure, it is better to do a few inspections. Our team has created this document to help you fix it. First, we will see what the sources and the different gearbox noises can be on Toyota Corolla, and second, what are the solutions available to you.reverse-gear-noise-toyota-corolla

Classical reverse Toyota Corolla noises and some tips to look after your gearbox

Why does the reversing of my Toyota Corolla make a different noise from my other speeds?

De facto, integrating all gears, bearings and pinions into a gearbox is a difficult process. The noise caused by the reversing of your Toyota Corolla 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 chosen for the reverse gear.

Tips to limit wear on your clutch and gearbox

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

  • Never reverse while the vehicle is in motion or vice versa:
    Reversing the direction of operation of the gearbox during operation is a very bad choice. Indeed, the pressure you will apply on the gears will be monumental 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 notice a reverse noise on your Toyota Corolla if you shift gear under these conditions.

Several Toyota Corolla reversing noises and their origins

Finally in this section, we will move on to what you are probably most interested in this document, to find out about the cause of reversing noise on Toyota Corolla. Here are the 3 typical noises you may be victim of.

I acknowledge a grinding noise when starting in reverse gear

If you acknowledge a grinding noise when you start in reverse with your Toyota Corolla, it may be the engine mounts that are tired. Indeed, when the engine is in reverse gear, due to the pinions we saw above the vibrations generated 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 situation, do not hesitate to browse this content page for more details about strut mount noises on Toyota Corolla.

An increased reverse knocking noise on Toyota CorollaX

If you are subject to a knocking noise when you are in reverse with your Toyota Corolla and this noise tends to amplify as you gain speed. It is possible that you are confronting a serious trouble that needs to be resolved very fast before ruining your entire gearbox. Indeed, 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 quickly. Take your vehicle to your repair shop quickly or read this content about gearbox noise on Toyota Corolla for more details.

I discover a noise when I go in reverse

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