Thanks for the info Invader! Wow, that's an ugly site to see, I'm imagining my vehicle which only has 10,000 miles on it. Since I only have to listen to it when the weather here in GA gets cold enough, do you know if not fixing it will be an issue ... other than hearing the noise which ultimately goes away in a minute or two.The noise has in fact been found to be emitted by the Clutch Disc Assembly LX6Z-7550-A (MSRP $189.23) which sits between engine and transmission. Both require removal as a unit, to then separate and access the offending Clutch Disc Assembly.
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