yeah, it sounds like the throwout bearing. does the clutch grab kinda high. it might need adj. how many miles on the clutch? maybe the quadrant won't adj. i bought an adj. cable, installed it and the problem went away for good.
...then later i changed the clutch (because i was changing the flywheel but the clutch was still good) and the ******* that did the job apparantly didn't grease what he was supposed to so now my throwout bearing makes noise when i start the car up and when water gets in there.
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