It may be on it's way to a broken oil pump drive
shaft. It seems the bearing that supports the shaft and pump impeller goes bad and causes the shaft to fail.
Drop the tranny pan, remove and cut open
the filter. If shiny metal particles are present, it is
probably the pump shaft bearing that is failing.
The epc solenoid can be a problem, but is more of a buzz noise.
Other common problems I've heard are broken foward clutch piston, broken differential, broken axle, although I have not hit them all at our shop.
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 5:27 AM