brakes fine- now tranny whine?

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Mon Mar 10 17:47:54 EST 2003

At 04:40 PM 03/10/2003 -0500, Brett Dikeman wrote:

>Problem is, I've still got something else that cropped up that night;
>a VERY loud whine of some sort, worse at low RPMs and 3rd/4th gears,
>heavily dependent upon load/torque; let off the pedal, it all but
>disappears.  It is somewhat similar to the grumble/whine you'll get
>in most type44's at very low engine speeds/high load...except MUCH
>louder.  Seems very much like a tranny problem, and I'm concerned the
>tranny is now going to grenade on me- it's never made noises like
>this before.  Torsen seems fine, not locked up nor open from what I
>can tell- car's fine on mixed surfaces and no problems with tight
>radius turns.  Aside from the noise, everything feels normal.
>Any guesses on this new problem?

My tranny got a bit louder when all the fluid ran past a seal that had
failed.  Mechanic said nothing came out when they pulled the drain
plug.   Have you checked the fluid level?

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