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Old 03-11-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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well sorry i havent been on here in a while due to some computer troubles. on the LSS the trans has been makeing a faint soft clicking nosie for about two weeks. and the trans was about a quart and a half low. we filled it up tonight and it is still makeing the nosie and it does not go with engine rpms. it is not slipping or acting funny, it is shifting perfect. so what could it be ? and the trans has 221,000 miles on it.

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Are you sure it'* the trans and not a axle, brake, or tire?
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o dont think so. it does it when its in park idleing, while driveing and while in reverse
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I tick that doesn't change with RPM can be any number of things...exhaust leak, loose fasteners, etc. I'm not suspecting the transmission right now, but more info is needed and you need to dig a little deeper under the car and see if you can find any other source.
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thanks, im just going off what a freind mechanic told my dad today. but i will check it out the next day im off.

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Trans or engine noise should change with RPM. Loose flex plate to TC bolts would only tick when there was movement, which still changes with RPM.
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oh and sometimes it will speed up or slow down and some times just go away but is not change with the engine.

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I would check the fans.
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ok i will check fans thanks
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its not the fans. the fans can be off and the noise is still present.
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