Yes. The source of the noise is the gears themselves. In an M22, the gears are cut at less of an angle, and this creates noise, but adds strength. The noise is less in 4th gear because the power does not flow through the gears, it goes directly from input shaft to the output shaft.
A forum community dedicated to Chevrolet Chevelle owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about restorations, builds, performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!