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James Hunt
08-06-2013, 09:13 AM
I have a slight whinning in the transmission while driving. Anyone else have this?

Dwaynek
08-06-2013, 09:38 AM
Nope is this manual or auto transmission?

FTY
08-06-2013, 10:14 AM
I have a slight whinning in the transmission while driving. Anyone else have this?

That's usually indicative of low fluid levels, Id take it back to the dealer and have them listen to it and check the trans. fluid levels.

The gearboxes in these cars are over shadowed by the loud exhausts, if you can hear the transmission, Id get it looked at.

James Hunt
08-06-2013, 10:44 AM
Nope is this manual or auto transmission?

Abarth forum so manual.

musicsurf
08-06-2013, 11:36 AM
It could be a result of the 50 shot of nx... just saying.

BigDaddySRT
08-06-2013, 11:39 AM
I have a slight whinning in the transmission while driving. Anyone else have this?

My C510 Transmission started making a "whinning noise" right before it grenaded.

I really wonder what Engineering found out when they tore down my returned C510, and the three other C510's before mine.

lammie200
08-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Are you sure that it is transmission noise? I have seen power steering pumps make noise dependent on rpms. Not sure if that applies to this model though.

hecbom
08-06-2013, 03:46 PM
mine has made a faint whinning noise since new but having dealt with many different trannys over the years from Hewland MK-V to Porsche, I don't think this is any different than the others. If it get louder with time then bearings either lay or output shfts could be the culprit. I will keep an ear to it just in case.

trevc
08-06-2013, 03:46 PM
Electronic power steering in the Abarth.

Are you sure that it is transmission noise? I have seen power steering pumps make noise dependent on rpms. Not sure if that applies to this model though.

davidjon_99
08-06-2013, 03:55 PM
mine has made a faint whinning noise since new but having dealt with many different trannys over the years from Hewland MK-V to Porsche, I don't think this is any different than the others. If it get louder with time then bearings either lay or output shfts could be the culprit. I will keep an ear to it just in case.

Same here. Faint whinning from mine.

lammie200
08-06-2013, 08:04 PM
Electronic power steering in the Abarth.

Alternator then. Not saying that it isn't the tranny though.

James Hunt
08-06-2013, 08:06 PM
It could be a result of the 50 shot of nx... just saying.

Just use in in 4th so as not to hurt the trans.

blackabarth13
08-07-2013, 02:02 PM
Being a heavy duty transaxle the sound it makes during use maybe more noticeable than the non heavy duty version.

BigDaddySRT
08-07-2013, 02:16 PM
Being a heavy duty transaxle the sound it makes during use maybe more noticeable than the non heavy duty version.

What makes the C510 "heavy duty" versus the C514?

So... since it's "Heavy Duty".... it will make a "whinning noise".


Ummmmm. No.

Make your Studio aware of your concern with the Transmission Immediately.

blackabarth13
08-09-2013, 01:39 PM
I don't know what makes it HD just referring to my window sticker reference to HD 5 speed. Maybe its the whine of the turbo spooling up
What makes the C510 "heavy duty" versus the C514?

So... since it's "Heavy Duty".... it will make a "whinning noise".


Ummmmm. No.

Make your Studio aware of your concern with the Transmission Immediately.

RustyPaint
08-10-2013, 12:49 AM
According to my mechanic when he replaced the seal, they overfill the transmission slightly at the factory to dampen the sound. After he redid the seal and filled it to proper levels (where the oil stops coming out of the inspection hole), I have been noticing more sound from the transmission. Mostly more gear chatter when you let off the gas.

Fiat500USA
08-10-2013, 02:00 AM
What makes the C510 "heavy duty" versus the C514?




Read this: Fiat 500 transmissions: 5 or 6 speed, Dualogic or MTA... (http://www.fiat500usa.com/2009/09/fiat-500-transmissions-5-or-6-speed.html)

More on Fiat transmissions (http://www.fiat500usa.com/search/label/Transmissions)

BigDaddySRT
08-12-2013, 09:25 AM
Read this: Fiat 500 transmissions: 5 or 6 speed, Dualogic or MTA... (http://www.fiat500usa.com/2009/09/fiat-500-transmissions-5-or-6-speed.html)

More on Fiat transmissions (http://www.fiat500usa.com/search/label/Transmissions)

I've read the links... other than saying the C510 is "Heavy Duty", saying that the C510 can handle 206Nm (151 lb.ft.) of torque, and some minor dimension variations... the C510 is Heavy Duty compared to the C514.


My point was that there shouldn't be any noise variation between the C510 "HD" and C514 Transmissions... If your FWD has Gear Noise and it doesn't have an aftermarket Mechanical Limited Slip Differential installed, then you are experiencing a problem.

Abarth619
08-20-2013, 09:17 PM
The only whine I get is the cool one from the turbo. If you have a whine and think its from the tranny have it looked at. Does it do it at idle or revving when in the driveway? I'm not sure if you've taken these steps, but try this to narrow it down. When driving and you hear it, slip it into neutral and listen, also rev the engine a bit as well in neutral while driving.

If you hear it while in neutral and doing what I said to do previously, its most likely not the tranny. If it can be heard when in the driveway you may want to grab a mechanics stethoscope from Harbor Freight. I find most of my engine issues with this handy tool. I usually find if you can narrow down the issue for the dealer, it tends to get fixed faster and correctly most of the time. Anyways I hope this helps and good luck.

pngrant54
10-05-2013, 09:27 PM
My 2013 has 2900 miles on it. I've always had a slight turbine wine when dropping below 2000 RPM. However in the last 1000 miles this wine has become more pronounced and sometimes I feel like I'm hearing gear or clutch chatter.

WolfzGangvr6
10-05-2013, 11:17 PM
What makes the C510 "heavy duty" versus the C514?

So... since it's "Heavy Duty".... it will make a "whinning noise".


Ummmmm. No.

Make your Studio aware of your concern with the Transmission Immediately.
Im a fiat tech, and the two gear boxes are very different, take a look at the sport or pop models versus an abarth trans. The transmission case alone on the c510 is larger. They have two completely different clutch/flywheel set ups also. I agree that one should not "whine" more then another, but they are not quiet manual gearboxes. Factory fill on a c514 is about 1.5 qts, the c510 is about 1.75 qts. Just finished rebuilding one because the owner neglected to go to first before reverse (reverse is not synchronized). If you feel its excessive, visit your local studio and use your warranty... Thats what it is for

Tweak
10-05-2013, 11:41 PM
Im a fiat tech, and the two gear boxes are very different, take a look at the sport or pop models versus an abarth trans. The transmission case alone on the c510 is larger. They have two completely different clutch/flywheel set ups also. I agree that one should not "whine" more then another, but they are not quiet manual gearboxes. Factory fill on a c514 is about 1.5 qts, the c510 is about 1.75 qts. Just finished rebuilding one because the owner neglected to go to first before reverse (reverse is not synchronized). If you feel its excessive, visit your local studio and use your warranty... Thats what it is for

Welcome to the forum.

Fiat500USA
10-05-2013, 11:50 PM
Here is a look at each transmission - C510:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WI3h0oLbjPI/UlDaaGuzt_I/AAAAAAAAStg/hUhzxmLmB54/s800/Fiat500USA.com-C510_performance_transmission.jpg

C514:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W_vogHqdGpU/UlDdo1zkgEI/AAAAAAAASt0/K0u4LT9KBkg/s800/Fiat500USA.com-C514_Trans_b.jpg