Tranny issue

Re: Tranny issue

Postby DaveEstey » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:54 pm

I'm really hoping it's a CV/Driveshaft.
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Re: Tranny issue

Postby DaveEstey » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:11 pm

And she's off to the mechanic. Should know what's up tomorrow.

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Re: Tranny issue

Postby CANDALMAN » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:22 am

Good luck!
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Re: Tranny issue

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:35 am

Trailering the car... good idea.
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Re: Tranny issue

Postby DaveEstey » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:21 am

Yeah I didn't want to risk further damage from driving it, plus my favorite mechanic is an hour away :lol:

2009 may be the last time the Acura sees the track, I want to pick up something just for racing and leave the RSX for daily duty.
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Re: Tranny issue

Postby DaveEstey » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:50 pm

The verdict is in: Wheel bearing.

The race holding the bearings cracked, which explains all the horrible noises but also made it harder for them to remove.
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Re: Tranny issue

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:35 pm

Good to hear that the repair will be a lot cheaper than the alternative (i.e. a transmission)
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Re: Tranny issue

Postby DaveEstey » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:20 pm

Unfortunately they ordered the part from a local supplier, so I ended up paying $135 just for the bearing...

If I had known I would need a bearing I could buy one on RockAuto.com for $40, which I will now do just to have some extras on hand, the right front is sounding like it will need to be replaced in the near future.
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Re: Tranny issue

Postby walterclark » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:31 am

Many inde shops have a labor $ policy that make it almost impossible to come out cheaper by bringing your own parts to the repair so dont feel bad.
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