Pass. side driveaxle is loose inside the transmission.... need ideas
What do you think?
some of you may remember my hunt to figure out what the annoying popping was. It would happen only from stop to 30mph or so and under half decent acceleration, it would be a VERY loud POP like sound and would continue if you stayed on it... so being no n00b to fixing cars I've attempted a few things, but nothing looked strange and eventually I ended up taking it to a shop... they *think* it's the passender side driveaxle (not the cv-shaft) as according to them it's is very loose inside the transmission.
I'm 99.9% sure of "no", but any way of getting to it relatively easily without having to pull the entire motor/tranny out? (still a possibility btw, I've swapped many motors before and wouldn't mind doing it if I HAD to...).
a nice detailed transmission diagram would help as this is my first FWD car and I'm not sure how the axle is exactly held in place.
thanks in advance for any help you can give me.