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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all my 05 rckt is making a terrible grinding noise coming from the left side of the engine, it only happens when I take off and start to accelerate. I'll let off the throttle when I hear it, it goes away immediately and then I can continue on through the gears up to cruising speed with no noise. im thinking its the torsion dampener bearing... any thoughts.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 12:08 PM
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I wish I had some solid insight for you. I am a bit of a novice myself mechanically. I do know a friend had to have that bearing replaced on his '05. Seemed like a big job, but I have had the front cover off of mine to check the detent spring and replace my clutch. Not insurmountable. The technical manual is pretty good.

What I do know is that you should get to it quickly. A bearing failure could cause more damage and cost more money if allowed to get worse.

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Does it do it when you apply the same load (torque) in other gears while accelerating or downshifting?
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