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      10-07-2012 10:57 PM #1
      i have a 92 cabriolet 5 spd and when i drive the tranny is really loud with a whine....it sounds like an rc car but its louder then the stock exhaust any one kno how to stop that sound
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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      10-07-2012 11:04 PM #2
      Fix your leaks and put some more oil in your transmission.

      Or ignore it and destroy 5th.
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      10-07-2012 11:29 PM #3
      i dont really use fifth not may places here to lol but ill look in to the leaks .....how would i find them if i may ask
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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      10-08-2012 02:01 AM #4
      Get under the car and look up.

      The manual transmissions usually leak from:
      Axle cups.
      Front Seal.
      Push rod seal.
      Rear tin cover.
      Speedometer Cable seal.

      Usually the leaks if not really bad will not drip as most of the leaks drip or leak on moving components and get sprayed on the underbelly.
      Last edited by briano1234; 10-08-2012 at 02:04 AM.
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      10-08-2012 08:54 PM #5
      whats a good fluid to use after i check all of this
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

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      10-08-2012 09:52 PM #6
      GM Synchromesh seemed to be the concensus when I was looking to do mine. I am still dripping, need to look at my speedo cable gasket again. Sorry to threadjack, but does anyone use sealant on that seal?

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      10-08-2012 10:06 PM #7
      No, the gasket is cheap and effective.
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      10-08-2012 11:15 PM #8
      Many people like synchromesh-type fluids, even though they are a bit thinner than spec'd for our transmissions.

      I use Honda MTF II. Try, you'll like it. The one catch with it is a shorter OCI. I change the fluid every three oil changes or ~21k miles.
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      10-09-2012 06:08 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by briano1234 View Post
      No, the gasket is cheap and effective.
      Yeah I installed a new gasket. I had to put a longer bolt in there to grab some threads, maybe the bolt was too long and it's not fully seated. I'll have a look. Sorry OP, threadjack over!

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      10-09-2012 09:27 PM #10
      thanks guys
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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      10-09-2012 09:30 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by dave93cab View Post
      Yeah I installed a new gasket. I had to put a longer bolt in there to grab some threads, maybe the bolt was too long and it's not fully seated. I'll have a look. Sorry OP, threadjack over!

      where did u find the gasket and bolt
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      10-09-2012 09:37 PM #12
      Is the noise this car makes maybe a wheel bearing??
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      10-09-2012 10:31 PM #13
      no i kno the sound of a wheel bearing cuz that just started to go this sound is deff from the tranny cuz it started after i changed the tranny awile ago
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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      10-10-2012 04:07 AM #14
      wheel bearings sound like grinding rocks at warp speed

      transmission bearings sound like whining (differential)

      the bolt is M7x 1.25

      transmissions leak, even after you replace all the seals

      while everyone recommends Synchromesh...i tried it once
      drained it out a week later and dumped the oil
      went back to 75w90....
      Synchromesh is too light, it leaks more, and whines more
      if you have failing synchro rings it will help aid shifting (band-aid)
      if you have failing input/output/differential bearings only things to fix that is replace the bearings inside the trans

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      10-10-2012 11:04 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnothopper View Post
      went back to 75w90....
      Synchromesh is too light, it leaks more, and whines more
      Is there a significant difference in thickness/leaks between the two?

      I'm tempted to try a different oil. I have no strange sounds from my transmission, but no idea how much i have leaked out, so might drain and re-fill when I investigate.

      Quote Originally Posted by mk3jetta-man View Post
      where did u find the gasket and bolt
      GermanAutoParts.com, I found my email receipt but can't find it on their site anymore, bolt from Lowes!

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      10-22-2012 11:49 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnothopper View Post

      the bolt is M7x 1.25
      Can't find any M7x1.25 bolts anywhere! Any ideas on where to get one? Also, do you happen to know how long it is? Thanks!

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      10-22-2012 12:33 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by mk3jetta-man View Post
      where did u find the gasket and bolt
      Gasket is the 3rd item down:
      http://www.germanautoparts.com/Volks...nsmission/41/1

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      10-22-2012 12:57 PM #18
      I just put in a new speedo cable two days ago and couldn't get it to seat properly with the gasket... I wasn't getting any speed readings at all. Without the gasket it seated just fine and I could finally tell how fast I was going. As long as I pay attention to fluids that shouldn't be a problem, right? It seemed like the metal cup of the cable was pressure fit into the hole in the transmission, quite perfectly.

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      10-22-2012 02:14 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Darter View Post
      thanks u
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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      10-22-2012 04:52 PM #20
      Might have solved it (the speedo gasket bolt)

      N0901733 is original part number, called a local dealer said no-one around has one

      It has been replaced by

      N90009201 (Bolt)
      N0122345 (Washer)

      Spec is M7x1.25x13mm

      I'm going to try to order one but I have the feeling I need one a little longer as I think the first few threads have gone in my tranny.

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      10-22-2012 05:17 PM #21
      how about a helicoil kit and be done with it? Anyone have experience with these?

      Can get M8x1.25 bolts everywhere

      http://www.amazon.com/Helicoil-5546-.../dp/B0002SREP4

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      10-23-2012 03:31 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by dave93cab View Post
      how about a helicoil kit and be done with it? Anyone have experience with these?

      Can get M8x1.25 bolts everywhere

      http://www.amazon.com/Helicoil-5546-.../dp/B0002SREP4

      dont do it, you'll have metal in your transmission

      i can get M7x1.00 easy but the M7x1.25 arent easy to come by

      been meaning to order some from fastenal or one of the other bolt/hardware companies
      oh, snap-on...that company

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      10-23-2012 11:09 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnothopper View Post
      dont do it, you'll have metal in your transmission

      i can get M7x1.00 easy but the M7x1.25 arent easy to come by

      been meaning to order some from fastenal or one of the other bolt/hardware companies
      I called my local fastenal yesterday and no luck from them. I'm going to have a good look at the position of the hole tonight and decide if there's a way I can drill with surgical precision and seal the area up while i'm doing it.

      The drip I have is annoying as hell, I can't park my car outside because it fouls up the paving. Gonna have to drain and fill the tranny again too. I'll probably switch to some 75w90 if it is less prone to leaking. Haven't been driving my cabby much, I want this solved once and for all

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      10-23-2012 02:45 PM #24
      ya i kno how u feel about the leaking on the pavement....i also have a slow drip in my oilpan from the drain plug i gatta get a new pan one of these days
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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