In this clutch / flywheel replacement guide, during the test drive, the driver says "I just chirped second gear! This car has never chirped second gear.".

I do hear the quick "chirp" sound as he shifts (into? out of?) second gear, but I don't understand what causes it or why the driver is excited about it. What's going on here?


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Chirp is in reference to the noise the drive tire makes when it slips a little bit when engaging the clutch from one gear to another.

  • I would only add, the noise is usually only heard during high acceleration activities. May 4, 2018 at 17:01
  • Depends on the horsepower and torque of the engine.
    – Moab
    May 4, 2018 at 18:48

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