1997 Ford F250 V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual 106000 miles
In neutral (and I think when moving in gear) I hear a whining noise from the rear of the engine/front of transmission. When the clutch is depressed, whining noise goes away. It started as a whirring noise that went away after running a few minutes, and now is almost continuous and more whine. Other answers on your site indicate this may be transmission input shaft bearing. When the mechanic has it open, what else should I have him do? Engine rear main seal? Is it time for clutch replacement (last summer it got hot and smelly when I was backing a heavy trailer, and I am concerned that mileage/that incident may indicate it is time to replace?). It's a 460 gas motor, F250-HD is the old body style in 1997. I figure if it's lots of labor just to remove the transmission, I might as well have them put in some other new parts while it's open. Thanks for your advice!
Sunday, December 27th, 2009 AT 11:57 PM