I have a 96 SL2 with a manual transmission with about 200000 miles on it. I get two grinding noises. The first started happening a while back. Whenever I'm on the interstate going about 65 mph, there is a point where I hold the gas pedal down to cruise and I hear a grinding noise. If I release the pedal or increase the speed it stops. I hear a similar noise whenever I'm changing gears. Is it possibly the throwout bearing in the transmission?
The other noise is only when the car is cold and I first start driving it. When I turn the wheel to the left there is a harsh grinding sound on the right side of the vehicle. Sounds like a joint but the CV boots look ok. After driving the car for a few minutes the sound stops. Any advice would be helpful.
Monday, February 13th, 2006 AT 6:57 PM