Hello all, I've been coming here for several years but never needed to post until now, this site is awsome. I just couldn't find the answer to my question. M'kay, I have an 03 with the MTX, It's my first car and I've had it for a little over 4 years. For the past year or so my trans seems to have been really getting sloppy. I'm well aware that they are noisy, and that really doesn't bug me, BUT, there seems to be a large amunt of slack/backlash that is being taken up when I begin to release the clutch after up-shifting or taking off. There is a light thud that can be both heard and felt in the car with normal driving, 2200-3000 rpm slow shifts. With the windows down, there is a distinct metallic "clak" to go along with it. thinking back, I really can't remember the car doing this when I first got it, but maybe it did and now i just really notice it? Is this an issue or normal? It dose have about 143k on it.