tranny (?) noise revisited seven years on
nick at beol.net
Sun Aug 23 07:04:14 PDT 2009
> Mr Rose Sir!
> On March the 14th 2002, you did post to this 'ere list an question of a
> grinding transmissionous nature.
> It seems that you had a grinding noise when off the throttle with the
> out and in ANY gear.
> It seems that I now have an identical issue with the 89 200 tqa.
I too had an unidentified noise from the transmission on my '90 200
tqa. Somewhere around 140k+ I could sometimes here the slight noise while
driving, more often I could here it when I stopped at the drive up
Usually pushing the clutch pedal made the noise stop. Not knowing for sure
what the noise was I took the approach of wait and see.
Well past 240k miles I did hear it occasionally. I think it was the
vacuum leak squeak from the rear main seal. That's why the sound would
change when I pushed the clutch pedal. I replaced the main seal with a
clutch job and don't recall hearing the noise any more.
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