[DML] Re: Auto tranny noise.
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[DML] Re: Auto tranny noise.

Broken motor mounts are a possability but unlikely on an automatic.
Much more likely would be a problem with the half-shafts. Either
something loosened up or a worn C/V joint. Another thing to check is
the trailing arm bolts. You could have a loose or bent one and the
shims dropped out allowing the arm to move and click. The thing to do
would be to get the car up and start looking around. Maybe have
someone shift the car with the BOTH wheels off the ground and try to
find the source of the noise. It can be difficult to locate noises.
The seem to come from one place and they are really from something
else. Check the body bolts too. In fact, clicking noises can come from
the front of the car too. A bad bushing on the sway bar for instance.
Or a loose lug nut. As for the trans leak, if it is small you can live
with it but NEVER let the level get low. Best to try to fix the leak.
Check the final drive level too while you have the car up. A problem
with the shift computer usually doesn't make any noise (at least not a
loud clicking). If the noise is internal to the transmssion there is
nothing you can do short of rebuilding it. Not likely though.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@...> wrote:
> My guess would be a broken motor mount or transmission mount. Have 
> someone sit in the car, foot on the brake, hand brake on etc. and 
> switch it between the gears with the engine running. You squat behind 
> the car and watch the motor mounts on either side of the engine. If 
> one is broken the engine will appear to lift right off of it. Trans 
> mounts are a bit harder to spot - what you are looking for there is 
> actually cracked steel.

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