long time reader but finally had to join and post. My wife has a 2011 ls 6speed mt. Currently 76k miles. We bought it used about a year and a half ago for her to have as a gas saver since we own jeeps. well about 4 months ago I decided to drive it and I happened to notice the transmission whine but wasnt sure if it had alway been there so when i got home i asked her about it and she said she doesnt pay attention. It bothered me for a few days and decided the following weekend i would look into it but unfortunately I was injured at work and the process of being forced onto federal workers comp is a nightmare and overshadowed my worries about the car. well fast forward to last month i decided that since im taken off of work and had some free time I would look up the info on it and found out that its a bearing failure and needs to be replaced. I knew my bumper to bumper was long gone but I was going to call and find out about my powertrain on monday ( it was on a Friday evening). As my luck would have it she took the car to do some shopping and after driving it for about an hour she returned home and parked it. I decided to go out and get a video of the noise while driving since its in all gears and only increases with speed and wanted to have something to show the dealer to avoid the couldnt replicate it excuse. When I started the car I heard an awful clatter like a old 12v diesel so i quickly popped the hood and realized it is coming from the trans and it was making the whole engine shake like a missfire. I got in the car and pressed the clutch and it got quiet as can be then comes back when the clutch is released. I killed it and told her I was going to let it cool off and try again. The next morning the clatter was gone but after driving it around a while it came back . On monday i found out that my 5/100k powertrain warranty had infact expired right at 2 months ago so isnt that just lovely. Now im laid up not working so I dont have the extra funds to take it to the dealership and too crippled up to work on it myself. Anyone have any ideas what the cladder is because i know the whine isnt good but its still drivable with it but when its rattling like its full of marbles I know it wont last if its driven like that. Do they design things to fail right after the warranty expires or what? thanks for any advise you guys can offer.