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Howling noise from the transmission

My 2001 acura mdx touring suv is making a howling noise from the transmission. sounding like the pinion gear in the tranny is howling. when i accelerate it howls and when i let off the throttle it stops. between 40-60 mph it gets to be fairly loud or have to have radio on a little to counter it. how can i quiet this issue with my high mileage acura without tearing into the transmission?. apx 145,000 miles. Rod

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You will need to pull it ,and have it rebuilt. Need to be careful,because they usually don't touch the diff,on a trans axle rebuilt

I would get a reman from the dealer and have a shop R&R yours,then return the core.

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Had a similar problem with my '01 MDX - 120k miles about 3 mos ago. Made a clunking noise and suddenly locked up. Had it towed to my local mechanic that specializes in Acuras/Hondas and got a rebuilt one for about $1200 less than the dealer was quoting. No problems since and have driven from Calif to Colo and back,

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