Hi guys, haven't posted here in a while. Having some issues with the cruze. '13 Eco M6,128.5k miles. Transmission bearings are whining pretty good. Would like some advice as to what options are out there for replacing the transmission. Seems like buying a used one is possibly a time bomb as these failures are basically factory defects. From what I understand, this issue was fixed in 14, but finding a used 14 transmission for an eco is likely not an easy task. Any tips for what to do for finding a replacement?
Also, the replacement itself. I'm fairly handy myself and likely will tackle this transmission replacement myself with a couple of buddies hopefully on a weekend. Any tips for getting it in and out? I breezed thru a walk thru and it looked like a nightmare...dropping the subframe and stuff. Someone else was saying pulling the motor and transmission is likely the easiest option. Is that also true? What other parts should I consider replacing? Clutch has never slipped on me once. In that walk thru he mentions replacing the slave and throw out bearing...i may consider that depending on cost but those also have never been an issue. Any wisdom here is also appreciated.