Good morning all.
Lately my 99 Legacy has been making lots of transmission noise. It still shifts great, clutch seems fine, good power from the engine. Nothing is out of sorts beyond the noise. Fluid was changed maybe 50k ago with synthetic gear lube when it was making a similar noise when very cold.
Its slightly worse when cold.
While cruising down the road in any gear, mostly higher ones 3rd or above, it makes a hissing noise. My 1998 Ford Ranger did this, and it was a bad input shaft bearing.
Also, whenever you apply power while cruising slow, it makes a ticking noise like the 60 minutes stopwatch. It sounds like a dragging brake, but goes away as soon as you let off the pedal again.
Also when you apply the clutch to shift, the there is a fairly loud rrraappp noise which sounds like bottom end clatter.
Doesn't do it just sitting there and pressing the clutch only under power when driving.
Yes the car has 265k. I appreciate your input to keep it on the road during this trying time in my life...