Date: 12 Jun 2006 18:36:46 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: bad drivetrain sounds (c900)

On 12 Jun 2006 17:33:31 GMT, John B <> wrote: > On 12 Jun 2006 14:16:50 GMT, Dave Hinz <> wrote: >> >> Sounds gearbox-ish at this point then, input shaft area. > Ok, I'll have a look. Maybe today, if I get home early enough. I've never had > the plug off before. It's a hex nut -looking thing on this model year. I know it when I see it by location but I'm not sure how to describe. Low on the gearbox, and the one that doesn't drain the engine oil. > I think so. But will that require draining the transmission oil? If so, I'll > have to take off the differential cover also, since this model year has no > transmission drain plug. Also, will I need any new parts to put it back > together? Hm, it's starting to sound like a hassle. It might be better to have that specialist take a listen. Either way, yeah, you probably want a new gasket for that cover. You can permatex it but getting it clean enough while it's in the car and your face is up against the exhaust system isn't fun. Please try not to drop the car on yourself either way, OK? Dave

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