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Old 03-14-2008, 04:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Question It may not be the tranny

Hey Ben,
Check the motor mounts, especially the one in front below the radiator.
They tend to go bad on a regular basis with your car and would produce a definitive clunk when going into gear from neut.
The other regularly replaced mount is the one on the right fender, near the timing cover.
The pulling you are feeling could be a result of the engine shift due to bad mounts,
You could be hyper-sensitive right now because of the problem.
The mounts are easy to check.
The one under the radiator is easy to see.
Look for broken or missing rubber or the metal inside appears to be laying on the metal outside.
The one on the fender is a little harder.
Again you need to see it but you'll have to move some wiring and vacuum hoses first.
Be careful with the vac. hoses, they will be brittle and want to break if you look at them wrong.
Once you can see it look again for broken or torn or missing rubber.
and if this ones wore out the engine will appear to sag toward that side.
Both mounts are relatively inexpensive. And really easy to replace.
Don't condemn it yet, figure it out first.
Keep us posted.
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