"jim beam1" wrote:
> homi wrote:
> > I have a 95 honda acc. w/ automatic. I am about to rip out
> the trans.
> > The problem is a loud growling/scrapping noise coming from
> the right
> > side. It is quiet until it picks up speed, and quiet in
> reverse. The
> > faster you go, the louder it gets. it also growls when you
> let off the
> > throttle. I’m thinking diff, or trans output, or bearing. I
> > metal dust on the drain plug, and what little atf I drained
> out was
> > burnt. Trans. doesnt slip or leak. Any one know if this is
> a trans
> > R&R or can it repaired. Also does any one knows a web site I
> can get a
> > blow up diagram of this trans. ?
> does it quieten up when you put more fluid back in?
> before you pull the transmission, check a couple more things.
> symptoms, it's normal to have some metal dust on the drain
> plug magnet,
> & you can't fully drain the trans. if there's no evidence of
> you're probably not losing fluid. was the fluid below the
> mark on the
> dipstick? on honda you dip the transmission with the engine
> if transmissions are too low on fluid, they usually can't
> sufficient hydraulic pressure to shift or stay in gear, so
> definitely notice that.
> final checks: look at the drive shafts & wheel bearings. if
> you had a
> driveshaft replaced & the tech pounded the shaft out, the
> wheel bearing
> probably got brinneled & that makes a noise like you describe.
> check it's not something like a damaged motor mount bottoming
> metal to
> metal under load.
> if the above don't fix it, you're going to have to pull the
> transmission. regarding checking the diff, the easiest thing
> to do is
> jack one drive wheel off the ground & rotate it back & forth.
> normal that there be a degree of lash on the rotation, but if
> you have
> too much, say a couple of inches, your final drive pinions may
> be shot,
> but that requires a complete disassembly, so you may be better
> getting a used transmission & just replacing the whole unit.
Thanx bro. It was very cool for you to respond so quickly. Now that
you mentioned it, it does kind of feel like a wheel (bearing) problem.
Would it be quiet in reverse? How can I know for sure. Are the wheel
bearings a sealed unit? Should I just change the bearing and see if it
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