Transmission Noise 05 SRT-4
I have been trying to find related posts to this, but the details all seem to be off from the issue that I am about to describe:
I have a 2005 Dodge SRT-4 with a replacement SACHS (stock) clutch.
The car began making a sound that I can best describe as a constant clicking / rattling sound (sounds slightly like slowly shaking a rattle can). The sound occurs as follows:
Clutch pushed in at no movement - No sound
Clutch pushed in while rolling - Sound
Clutch release in Neutral - Sound
Clutch released while driving in any gear - Sound
Now we pulled the transmission out of the car and opened the case only to find a few shavings from 1 gear (normal wear) gathered in a pocket in the case and a tooth from a gear that was embedded in the case and did not come from any of the gears as we checked them all and there were none missing, so I am led to believe that the case has been opened for repair before and they missed the tooth laying in there. Regardless, no other visible damage has been done inside the transmission.
Everything visually appears to be fine inside the transmission and we put it back into place to check it and the sound is still there.
On a side note, we did recently put regular automatic transmission fluid (as we all know that our cars call for ATF) in it and this sound occurred since then. We researched and found that the car actually 'requires' Mopar ATF+4 and we have since then put the Mopar +4 fluid in its place.
With all the signs that are showing, we assume that it is a bearing inside the transmission, as the transmission gears will be moving at all times, unless you are not moving and have the clutch disengaged.
Does anyone have any ideas that could help promote my diagnostic or points to a more probably solution?
2005 Dodge SRT-4 [Red]
Performance || Cosmetic
AEM Cold Air Intake || Carbon Fiber Hood
BWD Coil/Wires || Halo Headlights
DSP Tuner || LED Taillights
EUGO Sensor/Wideband || Chrome Front Grill