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Does anyone else get a grinding noise coming from the transmission while accel. and decel. in gear? It happens loudest between 2k-3k rpm. I had a recent issue with a corroded seal in the tranny, but the dealership fixed it last week and now i can hear the grinding noise even better. Its an 05 wrx with 88k miles. Any ideas?
 

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I wouldn't worry about a noise. My transmission makes a cacophony of noises at all times. Are you able to smoothly shift into all gears? If you're worried, drain the transmission fluid and look for chunks of metal on the magnetic drain plug.
 

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Yeah but in low rpm i can feel it struggling and making some kind of grinding noise before it makes power (before like 2500rpm). Im going to check the fluid tomorrow morning. But the dealership i bought it from just resealed the tranny cause of a leak and flushed it.
 

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^^Just because a dealer sealed and flushed it doesn't mean you're golden. Why was the tranny leaking in the first place? How long was the car driven before the leak was detected? You can probably see where this is going...

As an aside, my transmission makes all kinds of noises, especially when I lift off the throttle in lower gears. However, gear shifts are all silky smooth, and the diffs are doing their job admirably.
 

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Yeah that's my point. I don't trust they took car of any extra problems they saw. They leak was coming from the shift linkage. A friend and i put it up on the lift and found the leak immediately. A shop confirmed that the seal inside was corroded. I bought the car in Oct. at 83k miles and noticed the leak about 2 weeks later. Got it fixed after haggling with the dealership about 2 weeks ago. I took it to the other shop again today and they said that's just normal operation, some have that noise some don't.
 

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I wouldn't worry about a noise. My transmission makes a cacophony of noises at all times. Are you able to smoothly shift into all gears? If you're worried, drain the transmission fluid and look for chunks of metal on the magnetic drain plug.
I just find roll pins on my plug, lol
 

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Did you get that fixed yet?
Finally. The pin was actually just debris from the reassembly. Not cool but at least the plug caught it. But then both axle seals started seeping and had to be replaced today.
 
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