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Output shaft from automatic trans has a bad bearing. How to replace. I can move the shaft up and down. It seems to have way too much play. There is a "growling" noise as speed increases and it is speed related not rpm related. There is no leakage around shaft. Does transaxle share fluid with transmission? How can I check fluid level?

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A bit of play is acceptable those cars are famous for wheel bearings i would check them out ahead of the trans i hope that helps

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