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Thread: Engine whining while in reverse

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    Council Member Djinn's Avatar
    Dec 2007

    Pennsylvania, USA

    Engine whining while in reverse

    Just found an interesting article explaining why most cars make high-pitched engine noises when driven in reverse - but not when driving forward.

    Speaking as someone who doesn't know much about cars, the explanation is fascinating, and well-presented. It's also the same reason that racing cars DO make that noise when driving forward.

    This Is Why Your Car Makes That Weird Whining Sound In Reverse

    Have you ever wondered why when you drive in reverse, your car makes that strange, high-pitched whine? Of course you have; youíre a human, or at least something close enough to a human to go on the internet, drive a car, and wonder. Thereís actually a simple, satisfying reason why this happens, so letís kick some ignorance to the curb.
    Read the rest here.
    Thanks from Kallie Knoetze

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    Veteran Member Southern Dad's Avatar
    Feb 2015

    Shady Dale, Georgia
    Not an issue in a CVT vehicle like the Toyota Prius. CVT transmissions are capable of going backward as fast as forward and do not have gears.

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