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Old 11-04-2010, 08:40 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Benga01 View Post
Which fluid type do you suggest?
I had my car on the lift today in my friends garage and i was inside the car attempting to drive while he was under checking where the noise comes from. Its hard to say, he thinks its transfer case. We checked fluid level on back and front differentials, transfer case and gearbox. It all looks good, plenty of fluid and it doesnt look/smell burnt.
Anyway, will do the flush tomorrow.
I hope its cdv making this noise cause transfer case is not cheap at all. Do transfer cases have high failure rate on manual transmissions in our cars?
Not that I'm aware of. I just know that there are many people, myself included, that have that same noise. If I give it a little extra go, the noise is gone. The CDV doesn't make any noise, it just controls the flow of fluid into/out of the clutch.

Either way, I don't think it's really an issue but just for kicks, go out and try to shift above 2k and see if you still get the noise. Be a little more aggressive on it, but don't be overly aggressive...

Any DOT4 brake fluid works fine. Try to get a different color from what you have in there now so you can tell when all the old fluid is out of the car. There are many DIYs around for doing this.

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