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Date:         Mon, 25 May 2015 11:31:10 -0700
Reply-To:     Dan N <dn92610@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Dan N <dn92610@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: transmission/clutch noise
Comments: To: Mark McCulley <>
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I have a friend with a Syncro westy with rattling noise quite similar yours... it's the exhaust pipe that hit the engine guard rail

On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Mark McCulley <> wrote:

> My '87 Syncro is experiencing a noise emanating from the transmission area. > It does not sound like it's internal to the transmission, it's not a gear > whine sound. I would describe the sound as rotational vibration sound. I do > not feel the vibration, just hear it. The sound occurs only when I let off > the gas and coast, as when approaching a turn or going down a slight hill. > The sound will go away if I accelerate. It will also go away if I push in > the clutch pedal. > > The transmission does have a driveshaft decoupler. The sound is unaffected > by whether the driveshaft is coupled or decoupled. It also made no > difference when I removed the driveshaft altogether. > > Suggestions as to what might be causing this sound? I'm guessing it could > be a throw out bearing or something else in the bell housing. > > -Mark > Seattle WA > 1987 Syncro Westfalia >

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