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post #8 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 08:21 AM
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I don't think the whine is from the transmission. The fluid change does not solve the noise if it did come from the transmission and besides you don't have the 5 spd that have the problem.

The noise is coming from the rear diff coupling:

Check the car vin as mentioned in the TSB bulletin that may have contaminated bearings.

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