My car is a 2009 chevy cobalt with a 2.2L engine and an automatic transmission.
I was servicing the front end of my car today and noticed how much play there was where the front passenger axle goes into the transmission. I double checked and the axle seems to be completely inserted into the transmission. I replaced the axle about 4 months ago and I don’t remember any play then. Here’s a link to a video of the problem. The clunking you hear isn’t from the u-joint but from where it goes into the transmission.
Do I need a new transmission, would a rebuild kit fix the problem? Is there a replaceable part that would fix this? Any help is greatly appreciated!