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99 silverado noise at higher rpm

A week ago, my truck started to make a loud clicking noise while I was driving. It sounded like a loose cat heat shield, somewhat like a rod knock. I climbed under the truck and had a friend bring the idle up. The sound is coming from the bellhousing, and I was able to see some fluid leak from a small plug on the drivers side. I had it checked, the flywheel and torque converter seem to be fine. I was told it would probably need to have the tranny rebuilt. Front pump, possibly? Or am I way off base?

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You likely have a cracked flywheel. you cannot see the bolts without removing transmission so no one can tell if it's broken without taking it apart and looking at it. (If no cracks found between bolt holes, go ahead and do trans work, but I seriously doubt you will have to)

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