Hi Everyone. I haven't been on since October; I started a new job that requires some significant travel, but allows me to work from home when not on the road. Because of my travel schedule, combined with the lack of a daily commute, I've put less than 1,000 miles on my car since I last checked in. I appreciate all the advice I received on my brake issues, and have decided that stock pads and rotors are best for my needs. I haven't had to pull the trigger on these yet because of the limited mileage of late, but will do so soon.
Around the first of the year, I began experiencing some noise from the transmission, at first only when in reverse, then also in forward gears as time went on. During decelleration, when I depress the clutch pedal, I hear a whirring sound while the gear lever is still in the selected gear; once I move the lever to neutral, the sound stops. As I noted previously, I haven't driven the car much lately due to travel issues, so I've had to defer repair for a while. The car has become progressively harder to shift, so I took it to my local service shop to diagnose today.
Without taking the transmission off to confirm, they think the trans is shot, as well as the slave cylinder. I have an aftermarket extended warranty that should take care of the trans, but will have to go out of pocket for the slave cylinder. I am told it is best to replace both the master and slave cylinder at the same time, do you concur? Also, is there anything else I should take care of while the transmission is out of the car? My car is a 2005 model, with 49,9XX miles.