My thought is there can be a part broken and bouncing around inside the tranny case. I think the engine is going to cause damage to the tranny, not the other way around. Never know though.
The clutch isn't in Nuetral, it's just hanging out waiting the get pushed into action.
My guess is there was still a fair amount of meat on the old clutch at that mileage when you pulled it out if it wasn't beat on too bad. Amazing the miles you can get out of them these days. Not many of them like there were it seems.
IF you use a stethescope you can idle the car and use it to narrow down the close proximatey of the noise. A long pry bar can substitute for the stethescope.
Not hearing the noise can leave a situation that I perceive it differently, not to mention, not being there.
Thursday, May 28th, 2009 AT 5:47 PM