I looked. Checked diff fluid, its ok and no harsh smell, Trans is a little dark so changing it (OE Honda oil)
The whining seems to be constant now that I am focusing on it. It starts when I drive and gets higher and higher until you can barely hear it. Then while slowing down the pitch gets lower and you can hear it.
This is the way this vehicle is set up: Traditional front wheel drive with built in transfer case, a long two peace drive shaft with a bearing separating the extended drive shaft leading to the rear differential.
I noticed some liquid that looks dried up that may be transmission fluid maybe from the breathing spout. I am not sure because the level seemed fine when I checked it (hot and in park running). I had cleaned my battery terminals so not sure what that is.
I wonder if the drive shaft bearing might be the one making the noise.
Changing the Trany fluid anyways. Can't hurt.
Used to be a mechanic I so checked all the obvious things.
Just wondering if there is a common problem I should know about.
Don't want to get over charged at the dealer unless I have to take it in. (Out of warranty)
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 AT 9:28 AM