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  1. 98gpgt

    ATF smell.....Valvoline MaxLife????

    Do you dump 7 quarts when you drop the pan? This has the same tranny as my old van. And that's what came out.
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    Rotational noise

    It seems the CV shaft on the driver's side is loping some. Both sides are running kind of eccentric, but more so on the driver's side. I'm going to assume that's the issue at this point. But what got chewed up some? Hope it wasn't the splines on my tranny.
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    Rotational noise

    My prior reply was a reply to my reply, just to clarify. I was still typing when imp's reply appeared. Ok, took the wheels off. Start, drive, spin, GRRRRRRRRRR. I Hit the brake. Asked assistant to get in car and repeat. No grinding noise this time. Definitely something to do with the CV shaft at this point, no?
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    Rotational noise

    All of which might mean nothing, as this is normal behavior for the tranny when one side binds more. Iow the differential causes the wheels to rotate at different speeds due to differences in traction. It does seem there's considerably more binding on the driver's wheel though. And if anyone wants a hot tip, it might be a good idea to loosen the upper big nut on the strut before taking it out. This can be done with the suitable torx bit in a normal 3/8" ratchet, and a suitable Max access socket and ratchet gripping the actual bolt. My torx bit went right through the Max access socket.
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    Rotational noise

    While in gear. Nothing when going in reverse. And you know what else, I rev the mph up to nearly 40, then release, get out of the car, both wheels rotating at about the same speed. Then after 5 - 10 seconds, driver's side wheel stops, and passenger side turning faster! Wow. Should I even do the struts, as is this transmission related. I still suppose it could be the wheel bearing or something. But what causes the pass. wheel to speed up???
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    Rotational noise

    Well I put the car up in the air. I do believe it's the first time I've ever jacked up both sides of a car. Anyway you can hear noise if you rev the engine some while sitting in the car. But if someone else does it, and you're outside listening, you can't hear much. I'm going to replace the front struts tomorrow, and see what happens.
  7. Is there any difference between this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-Car-Truck-Inner-Tie-Rod-Tool-Installer-Remover-Crews-Foot-Wrench-Set-W-Case/222689895266?hash=item33d95a2362:g:hB8AAOSwUchZ7edh&redirect=mobile And this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Inner-Tie-Rod-Removal-Installation-Tool-Set-Mechanics-Kit-Dual-Tie-Rod-Tools/132531904824?hash=item1edb846138:g:ELoAAOSw3W5aoiG5&redirect=mobile Since I may opt to buy instead of rent, I'd like it to be as universal as possible. But right now I'll be working on a 98 GP GT.
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    Rotational noise

    Yeah, none of that is the case, checked all that some time ago. I shall investigate further this week. What an annoying flipping sound. One thing I will point out though is under inflated tires seemingly can be the cause of squealing during low speed tight turns. With Westlake tires anyway. I had no idea these things Max at 44 psi, although I only got 42 in them. I hadn't even checked the tire pressure since I bought them, July I think *ducks for cover*. When I discovered they were under inflated, I had thought that was my problem, or at least hoped so. At least squealing is gone though *weeeeeh weeeeeh*. Edit: just to add clarity to the above, I now have 42 psi, prior to that the tires had 26 - 27psi. And I tipped that WalMart idiot 10$. You'd think he'd make sure the pressure was right. Unless that much air leaked out in 3 or so months of driving. Doesn't seem likely. The squeak was there right after I bought them.
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    Rotational noise

    I used to spin them by hand when they were off the car, most of the time you could spot a bad one. Other then shaking the wheel or spinning, how do you check a hub? There is no top to bottom play, that much I know. And again you check the CV shaft by yanking on it side to side?
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    Rotational noise

    Yeah I had heard of that being a possibility. I had checked it over the past couple months, no difference in temperature between l and r.
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    Rotational noise

    No pulling, or not much. It seems a bit tight sometimes. No big change when cornering. But another thing is theres a grinding say when pulling right into a parking space. You don't hear that when the car isn't in motion - steering all the way to the right that is. Only it seems when there's pressure on the front end? I'm going to put it up on jackstands tomorrow and see what I can see.
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    Rotational noise

    98 GP GT. Starts at 15mph, increases with increasing velocity. Sort of a wuh wuh with wuh. Very little vibration, a tad, mainly noise. I believe it's coming from the left (driver's) front. In fact I rotated the tires (on that side of the car) as it seemed the front driver's side, at the time, was missing a weight, can't say for sure (there is none). But no change. I did the wheel bearing on that side and both ball joints within last year or so. Struts front and back are likely shot, car doesn't appreciate speed bumps one bit (it bottoms out unless you take it real slow). My tie rods, inner and outer, need replacing about a millennium ago. Any of that related? Or is it likely just a bearing or cv joint? Also a slight burning smell when I get out of the car.
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    How low is too low (tranny fluid)

    Ok well car is good. I drove 6.5 miles to whalemart, bought valvoline dex/merc in a jug. It took about 1.5 quarts. So I guess I sprinkled about 3 quarts around town. Rides smooth though. And my radiator hose burst. Alls well that ends well. Thanks for all the help.
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    How low is too low (tranny fluid)

    It was showing up. The morning after I sprinkled the town candy apple red (nearly) it was a bit below the low hash mark. Car was off and cold. Since then i've added a quart.
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    How low is too low (tranny fluid)

    I know that, but it has to be checked when warm. I didn't want to keep running it around low on fluid. I was contemplating taking the bus to buy more. How far would you drive, according tonyour estimate, .5 - 1.5 quarts low? I put a quart in, half 1/2 left over. I'll probably just dump that in before I leave. Or run it ab while and check it? I'm not trying to be a pain. I just really don't know what the effects of running 1, 2, 3 quarts low would be.
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