This is EXACTLY what is happening to my manual 3.0 tranny. I am getting that metal clicking sound, but only in first gear and reverse. I am also getting the squeaking sound as well, in the same gears. If I come to a stop facing uphill, the car is almost impossible to get into first gear without reving the engine and finding the sweet spot.
I took my truck into Citrus Ford in Ontario, CA this morning. They want....are you sitting down....$900 just to drop the tranny and look at it!!
This does NOT include the repairs.
I'd rather buy a new one. I told them not to touch it and I'd pick it up this afternoon. He offered me 15% discount. I said I was looking for the whole thing
to run me about 50% of that.