Originally Posted by AlexTheMan
I have exactly the same symptoms. Everything you described is happening in my car. I also did the same digging and can't find where exactly it's coming from. Mine started 2 months ago!! I was going to start a thread about it but I found that you have the same exact issue.
My car is 5spd with 65k miles.
I have an extended warranty, so I'm taking it to the dealer next week. I'll post what they say when I hear back from them.
I'm thinking its a servo drive or similar.:
(another forum helped me find this link)