Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:59:48 +0100
From: Piers <>
Subject: Re: 96 9000CS - Whining sound from Automatic Trans.

> > UPDATE > I took the car to a transmission shop that had some experience with ZF > transmissions. They found metal filings in the fluid. They also put a > listening device on the trans. itself and were able to determine the sound > was coming the area closest to the driver's side front wheel. > > Thanks for the update Kirk. At this point I'd drop in a small bottle of Lubegard Red and see what happens to the noise. The metal filings could indicate a bigger problem but it would depend on how many they found and how big they were. The Lubegard will either work or it won't (you'll know within a few minutes) and can't do any harm. If it cures the whine then flush as much fluid out as possible (do a few changes or get a shop to flush it through) to get rid of the remaining filings and replace the filter (you'll lose the "test" Lubegard you put in so be ready to buy another bottle!) And if you can, let us know the result. Piers

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