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Mike Kelly, Auto Service Technician
Category: Volvo
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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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740GL pop sound from gearbox region when shifting up from

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740GL 'pop' sound from gearbox region when shifting up from 4th to 3rd over 30mph & occasionally front 4th to 5th. Does not happen with any other gear change. Any ideas?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.


Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to
assist you with your question.

The noise that you are hearing is consistent with a worn and loose axle bearing which in turn is resulting in the noise that you are hearing.The first step is to have the axles checked as this is a fairly common issue.