This SAE Standard describes a procedure to be used to evaluate a disturbance known as "idle gear rattle" which can exist in vehicles equipped with manual transmissions and clutches. Other types of noises associated with operation at idle are also briefly described.
This SAE Standard defines a procedure, which can be used to obtain meaningful standardized comparisons of idle gear rattle among several vehicles. The procedure can be used in evaluating field complaints in current model vehicles or it can be used in the development of future models. The purpose is to promote commonization of the procedure and results.