> All this talk about wheel bearings and CV joints... Turning into my
> driveway I heard/felt a loud clunk from the right front wheel area. On my
> way back to work I made a bunch of extra right turns same result. I'll
> check my sway bar first. I hope it's that simple. Steve.
FYI, a way check to see if your tranny is damaged, other than the obvious
trans fluid leaking out of a gaping hole that was not there a few moments
ago, (actually most of the TFS is the result of a failing diff assembly) is
to, provided your car is driveable, turn your wheel all the way to lock,
either left or right and drive in a circle increasing your speed slightly
after each revolution. You don't have to go very fast, maybe 10-15 mph at
max. This causes the spider gears to spin at a faster rate and if there is
a problem, you will hear a loud pop (spider gear(s) launching off the
planetary gears, probably in pieces) and your car will no longer move.
Good bye tranny :~(. If your tranny is still in working order this will
not happen and you can probably rule out TFS.
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