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Old 12-06-2008, 10:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet View Post
The clicking noise is most likely the CV joints, but it is so much easier to pop new axles in. If the clicking noise is very obvious on take off especially while turning, then change them out.

Noise #2 can be pinpointed by removing the belt or belts, then start it up cold. If it's quiet with a certain belt off, then you narrow it down.
Good to know. There's a "Left Click" and "Right Click" that both sound on torque changes (very close to one another in time) -- it's likely a side-effect of the harder shifts (tightening the kickdown cable). The philosophy was that the trans would last longer if it didn't slip and firmly shifted -- the concern was the rest of the components would be taxed (which are likely cheaper?) At what point is it absolutely time to replace the CV joints -- on near-failure, or beforehand?

I'll have to pull some belts and see what happens. I assume each pulley has a sealed bearing that is sensitive to temperature and the remaining lube available.

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