It is never enjoyable to perceive a sound on your automobile that you don’t know where it comes from. You may be wanting to know what to do when you find a reversing gear noise that remains on your Volvo S90? Any gearbox issue can be important, but before making sure, it is better to do a few investigations. Our team has made this article to help you fix it. First, we will see what the sources and the different gearbox noises can be on Volvo S90, and second, what are the solutions available to you.reverse-gear-noise-volvo-s90

Classical reverse Volvo S90 noises and some tips to protect your gearbox

Why does the reversing of my Volvo S90 make a different noise from my other speeds?

De facto, adding all gears, bearings and pinions into a gearbox is a difficult task. The sound caused by the reversing of your Volvo S90 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 important than with spur gears implemented for the reverse gear.

Tips to reduce 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 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. Indeed, the pressure you will exert on the gears will be significant and you will generate a premature wear and tear of the gears. You can even destroy the gears of your gearbox at speed by doing so. It will therefore be completely common if you hear a reverse noise on your Volvo S90 if you shift gear under these conditions.

Diverse Volvo S90 reversing noises and their triggers

Finally in this section, we will move on to what you are probably most curious about in this document, to find out about the source of reversing noise on Volvo S90. Here are the 3 typical noises you may be victim of.

I notice a grinding noise when starting in reverse gear

If you perceive a grinding noise when you start in reverse with your Volvo S90, 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 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 check this article for more information about strut mount noises on Volvo S90.

An increased reverse knocking noise on Volvo S90X

If you are subject to a knocking noise when you are in reverse with your Volvo S90 and this noise tends to build up as you gain speed. It is possible that you are dealing with a serious issue that needs to be resolved fairly quickly before wrecking 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 in short order. Take your automobile to your auto technician quickly or browse this content page about gearbox noise on Volvo S90 for more details.

I notice a noise when I go in reverse

Hearing a noise when you shift into reverse is normal and linked to the gears and sprockets used in the gearbox. If, on the other hand, you have the feeling that your Volvo S90 reverse gear makes more noise than before, it is possible that filings have been created and are moving around in it. It is therefore time to empty the box.