08-07-2005, 03:13 AM
I've got an '87 AOD that has started squeaking at the very back of the transmission. It sounds like "chirpchirpchirpchirp...". I jacked the car up because I thought it was a u-joint but it's not. I can move the trans yoke up and down a little - should I be able to do this at all? It isn't leaking at all. Would this be a bad bearing? Can the tailstock come off with the trans still in the car? Will I have to drain the fluid first or is there another seal (I'm assuming there is) on the splined shaft in the tranny? Lastly, if this is a bad bearing, is it something I can change at home or should I take my tailstock to a shop with a press?