I just pulled the transmission, replaced my clutch and throwout bearing, and reinstalled everything.
AS you know, pulling the axles is part of the process. When I pulled the passenger side, the axle shaft separated from the intermediate shaft. Before reinstalling it, I put the two back together and installed them as a unit.
After I installed everything and got it running again, I took it for a test drive.
When accelerating, all is good. The new clutch is grabbing sooner, and everything sounds good.
However, when at a constant speed, especially around 30-40mph in 4th gear, and then slightly accelerating/blipping the throttle, I hear a knocking noise that sounds a LOT like a rod knock - but obviously not. It is either axle or clutch related. I will say that 90% of the time, if I press the clutch, the noise will go away instantly. This seems to point towards a clutch problem, but it could also point to the axles/CVs as releasing the clutch will take the 'load' off of the joints.
Any chance it may be a mount? The top mount on the trans, and the passenger motor mount was fine. How can I test the dog bone on the bottom?
Any way to check the CV's?
Thanks in advance,