Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Pacific North West
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,526
2009 Scuderia Transmission noise
Bought a 2009 Scuderia coupe from a friend I unfortunately trusted. When I drove the car home from Seattle, I could hear a little gearbox whine when you apply the throttle lightly. If you let off the throttle, no whine. Almost like a slight whistle noise.
The car was lowered by Ferrari of Seattle, and it has the BBS FI wheels, and you could always hear a little tire rubbing here and there, so last fall, I had Ron Tonkin service the car, replace the gearbox fluid, and raise the car up a bit to get rid of the tire noise / rubbing.
After getting the car back, it now has severe transmission noise when you completely let off the throttle. This only happens again when you are off the throttle and slowing down. If you are on full throttle, there is no noise at all. The car has no problems at all shifting under full throttle, and you still get the quick shift over 5-6k.
Any ideas on what might be happening? Best case is a rear tire toe in issue, and there is rubbing going on after the alignment, worse case is a bearing going out someone in the gearbox or rear end.
Car has 10,700 miles, 2009.
2015 458 Speciale', 2014 F12, 2013 458 Rosso Scuderia (To be traded), 2012 MP4-12C, 2010 LP670 SV, 2010 Panamera Turbo, 2009 16M, 2009 Scuderia , 2008 CLK63 Cab., 2002 996 GT2, 1994 RX-7 R2