is this your 1st standard transmission???....maybe your grinding gears...just my 2 cents...not dissing you but when I learned ( years ago) I had to change 1st and 2nd gears due to excessive wear.....that was on a stick on the column...( imagen how old that car was)....good luck....the_patch said:While engaging 1st and 2nd gear I can hear what I guess is best described as a "clicking/creaking" sound from what seems like the passenger side engine bay area. It doesn't matter what my rpm's are, but it does only seem to happen in those 2 gears. I haven't touched the stock suspension or tranny. only a short shifter.
I'm not sure if it is related to a low RPM vibration rattle that I seem to be getting if I start up in 2nd (due to snow and/or icy conditions).
I'm taking it by the dealer tom. for an oil change and just figured I'd ask here to see if anyone had an idea b4 going in.