Originally Posted by Kabigon
The "grinding noise" reported by some people is actually a noise made by the clutch assembly (which does not use any lubrication).
True, but it's been happening when they have seal leaking issues... I'm not quite sure how they're related, though. Does the leaking fluid get into/on the clutch and ruin it that way? Whatever it is, the TSB calls for new seals and clutches (as well as the adaptive learning cycle) when there is transmission fluid leaking from the seal.