its an AGGIE Growl after their last football game :boxingSSRLRT said:With the shifter in 1st, 3rd and 5th there is a lot of mechanical noise from the transmission. In 2nd, 4th and 6th there is virtually no noise. Any ideas? Any advice?
Mine did that too. It seemed like the tranny noise was transmitted by the shifter shaft to the boot. 1st, 3rd and 5th are when the boot has more tension on the shaft. You can push the boot down off the shift knob to see if the boot is actually amplifiying the noise. If so-
Softening the boot with lots of leather conditioner solved my noise. The best way is to remove the knob, then take the boot off with the trim ring/switch asm. Soak the inside of the boot with conditioner. If it was dried out like mine, it will soak up 4-6 ozs with a couple of applications over a two or 3 hour period.
I also shortened the shifter shaft about 1 inch and am pleased with the results. Details are in a previous post.
Hope this helps.
I wrote this before I found this thread. Is this noise really caused by the shifter boot?Ray_Ban said:I have an '06 with the 6-spd. After I had 500 miles (when I finally put the top up and turned down the stereo) on it, I noticed a whiny "throwout bearing" type noise coming from the tranny hump. The noise is there when the car is stopped or in motion. It couldn't be the throwout bearing though because the sound goes away when the clutch is depressed. The service technician at the dealership said he didn't hear it and wrote it up that way. Anyone else notice this?