1997 Volkswagen Jetta Q&A
1997 Volkswagen Jetta Question: If my car makes a clacking noise while driving in reverse what can it be?
Probably not axle!!!!!!!!! There are mechanics and then there are....well, people who don't have a clue about alien technology, i.e. Jetta. If it is a standard trans, they inherently make a whining noise in reverse, however, whining noise accompanied by a clacking noise, or a thud-thud-thud, is broken/damaged reverse gear in transmission. If it is automatic trans, it very well could be axles, yeah right, if you are doing a hundred in reverse turning left or right???????? Lol. Sorry, I get frustrated easy. - jnaplessiano