Why does my car make a noise when I put it in park?
A parking pawl is a part of your automatic transmission that locks it up. When you put your transmission into the park setting, the parking pawl is engaged. It is a pin that locks a notched wheel on the output shaft preventing it from turning. A damaged parking pawl can cause this clunking sound that you’ve described.
What does it sound like when the transmission is going out?
Clunking, humming or whining sounds are signs of automatic transmission problems. Faulty manual transmissions will also give off loud machinelike sounds that seem to come out of nowhere. A clunking noise when you shift gears is a telltale transmission situation.
How do I know if my gearbox oil is low?
6 Signs your Transmission Fluid is LowTransmission slipping: If every time you change gears your car falls back out of it you are experiencing car transmission slipping. Overheated transmission: If you experience a loss of power, smoke coming from your car, a burning smell, or erratic shifts you need to pull over immediately.