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Noise when reversing...

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Again I turn to my fellow Fiat owner's to ask what could possibly be a noob question.

When I put the car into reverse, say when I'm backing out of my driveway, I hear the usual "remote control car" noise that accompanies reversing with a manual, but there is also a slight clicking noise as well. It sounds like it might be a problem, but then I have never owned a car with ABS or ESC before, so could these features be causing the additional sound?

I'd like to avoid driving out to the dealership before a service appointment if I can, but if no one else is experiencing this noise, I think it would be wise to do that.

As always, thanks for any and all help.

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The gears for reverse are cut differently. You will get a siren like sound like the rest of us. The clicking sound? Not sure...
That wouldn't be the rear sensors by chance would it?
If its a manual transmission? They make a whining when you back up, just like a electric car. Clicking and popping noise, not sure. Go to the dealer, and try it in another car.
Some cars that do have that clicking noise, sometimes a knocking noise is all a matter of bad or defective engine and/or transmission mounts. The Fiat 500 is obviously a new car so maybe they have defective mounts? Might be a recall on this.

don't take what i said to heart, it's just what i experienced with other cars in the past.
Reverse is usually non-syncro - and not geared to be very quiet. The teeth are usually square cut - verses at an angle. I own a '79 MGB Roadster and the Over Drive Gearbox is bullet proof. As long as there's correct viscosity oil in the gearbox and the gears are aligned properly - and the forks that change gears are positioned properly - all should work fine. Reverse will always give a whirring noise - versus forward gears.
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