Originally Posted by 03RedfireGt
Ok, I don't do to many burnouts so I haven't noticed that. It just rolled over 92,000. What have noticed is when I turn in or back out on a turn it seems like one wheel has a catch or is turning faster than the other. There is also a kinda growl or whine sound when it does this. This makes me think differential. I have jacked it up an there seems to be excessive play in the rear wheels. My next question is can this issue cause a problem with it going into gear? The reason I ask is because when it doest want to go into gear sometimes I let it roll forward just a hair it pops into gear there is a cunk sound from the rear end at the same time it goes it to gear
You can jack it up and pop the punkin cover. You'll need to buy some gear oil and a gasket (or gasket in a tube) so you can put the cover back on. You should be able to see what's wrong by looking at it. It sounds like something is compromised. But I think you'll see what's going on when you look at it and move the wheels when it's on the jack stands. Maybe really bad clutches will make that noise, I'm not sure about that. Usually people notice it won't burnout with both tires first. After doing that, you can better decide how/who will fix it.
The going into gear problem is different. That could be your clutch is about had it and not fully disengaging enough to make it easy to put in hear. If this is only when it's cold, it's pretty common for a TR3650 (assuming you are mid 2001 - 2004) to be harder to get into hear when it's cold. Using Mobile 1 ATF can help that. It could be that your clutch cable is pretty shot too. If its stretched, it can cause the clutch to not disengage completely when the pedal is pushed in.