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6 speed noise in first.

Im looking at buying a 2000 f250 6 speed. I found a local truck with 125k but when i took it out for a test drive i could here and feel a grinding noise after letting the clutch out in first, it disapears after a second or two. I aslo think i herd it a little noise in second gear too.

Is this normal?

if not what will this thing cost to get fixed?

Or should i just walk away and keep looking.
Thanks for the help guys.

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I just bought a 2000 7.3 with 140k on the ticker. The noise you are hearing I believe is normal. I searched for this issue on this website and there is another post explaining why/what it is but i cant seem to find it now. from what i remember however, (i could be wrong) the driveshafts are 2 piece and rattle at low RPMs. you can actually do it in any gear if you are at very low RPMs i believe. my 2000 does it most noticeably in 1st and second gears. I believe you can take it to a driveshaft garage and they can Shim it accordingly to stop the noise.

try a search, see if you can find it. I know the thread is on this website, i just cant find it now.
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that nose is normal, every ford with a manual I have driven including my old truck make that noise when first accelerating.

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it is refered to as gear rattle. All big trucks do it if they have a solid flywheel. The OBS trucks had dual mass flywheels and it quieted the noise but the flywheels sucked. After a few miles ( my buddy has one with 55,000 nad it does it.) the springs give away and it is noisier and shakes vigerously. Any way the noise is normal. No worries. ( P.S. I had a 1995 powerstroke 5 speed and now have a 2002 powerstroke 6 speed.)
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every standard I have ever driven has made noises in first gear at slow speeds.

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