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Old 09-23-2012, 11:07 PM   #38
Kabigon
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
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.
Every so often (at low speeds and low engine RPM) I hear the noise from the clutches that I believe people are referring to as the "grinding noise". Otherwise, I have no problems whatsoever.

I'm not sure if a leaking oil seal makes it worse but I have read posts from some folks that have had their clutches replaced and they say that the grinding noise is gone.

The point of my previous reply is that the "grinding noise" is not something related to the transmission "box" itself so changing the oil more frequently is probably not necessary or helpful.
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