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Old 03-01-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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Clutch Goes Chirp!

When I am letting out on my clutch peddle about past half way it chirps and catches just a bit. I'm thinking my throughout bearing is going bad but what do you guys think. Oh it does it worse when the car is setting still like at a stop light and as you build speed it goes away.
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Re: Clutch Goes Chirp!

usually if it chirps in its the pilot bearing, but you can possibly adjust the clutch to take up some slack in it to see if it helps.

You can manually force the clutch to adjust by pushing in the clutch petal with your right hand and then reaching up and holding the quadrant with your right hand (above the gas petal, white plastic half moon thing with a little gear on one end of it)

ease out the clutch while holding the quadrant from rotating (it will rotate just hold pressure against its rotation) and the clutch will "click" as it gets close to being out. Click it a couple times until the petal has no flop in it when its all the way out. You want a half inch at least pushing in the clutch from its resting position before the rpms jump. Any less is bad.

drive like 45mph hold gas steady and ease in clutch to test that.
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I agree I believe its the through out bearing, because like you said, speed effects it.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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Re: Clutch Goes Chirp!

Hey buddy is like a constant chirp? Lika chirp,chirp,chirp,chirp...... Lol. Because if that's the case mine does it to like when I'm in neutral sittin the drive through or slowin down to make a turn... It doesn't really bother me but I was curious to find why it does it?
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Release bearing. If it ever starts squealing constantly it will lock up, and you will need a tow… they can go on squeaking a long time with no issues. Center Force makes the best release bearing, bout $40.
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Hey buddy is like a constant chirp? Lika chirp,chirp,chirp,chirp...... Lol. Because if that's the case mine does it to like when I'm in neutral sittin the drive through or slowin down to make a turn... It doesn't really bother me but I was curious to find why it does it?
No it only chirps when I am releasing the clutch peddle. Does it worse when setting still. When there is a load on the clutch like moving it doesn't chirp as loud or catch. I need to do a video I think of it doing it. When the car is off it does it really loud but the rumble of the car isn't on lol.
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No it only chirps when I am releasing the clutch peddle. Does it worse when setting still. When there is a load on the clutch like moving it doesn't chirp as loud or catch. I need to do a video I think of it doing it. When the car is off it does it really loud but the rumble of the car isn't on lol.
Release/throw out bearing.
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Re: Clutch Goes Chirp!

A release bearing huh... So what is that is it hard to replace what are the steps because u know about this and I don't so help me out here I just bought my baby and she's been neglected enough....
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Release bearing. If it ever starts squealing constantly it will lock up, and you will need a tow… they can go on squeaking a long time with no issues. Center Force makes the best release bearing, bout $40.
Oh man that's not good. Where is it sold?

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A release bearing huh... So what is that is it hard to replace what are the steps because u know about this and I don't so help me out here I just bought my baby and she's been neglected enough....
First off is your car a 5spd sorry not trying to make you feel dumb but the last time someone asked me a question like this the whole time they had an auto. Lol!
Here's one from AM they usually come with a clutch kit.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-t...ring-7904.html
You have to pull the transmission to get to it. Its slid on the input shaft and sets between the clutch fork and the pressure plate. A shop can change it but I would go ahead and have the clutch changed out and replace the rear main seal along with pilot bearing.
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Re: Clutch Goes Chirp!

Yah it's a 00" gt, 5speed. That's all I'll own now, and yes im sure it's throw out bearing, because I really started to listen to it and it's bad real bad, it actually squeaks all the time... It does stop if I set my foot on the cluch lightly. It actually had a new clutch put in a stage 2 supposably? It's a strong cluch and very tight though so I know it has to be new. I seen the web thread and yes that's what I need, also am taking the advice on the adjustable cluch cable kit! I'm just nervous to takle this, but hey that should be expected when you buy a $4500 dollar car right...

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Also should I get a new pilot bearing to???
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Yah it's a 00" gt, 5speed. That's all I'll own now, and yes im sure it's throw out bearing, because I really started to listen to it and it's bad real bad, it actually squeaks all the time... It does stop if I set my foot on the cluch lightly. It actually had a new clutch put in a stage 2 supposably? It's a strong cluch and very tight though so I know it has to be new. I seen the web thread and yes that's what I need, also am taking the advice on the adjustable cluch cable kit! I'm just nervous to takle this, but hey that should be expected when you buy a $4500 dollar car right...

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Also should I get a new pilot bearing to???
Yes always change out the stuff that is wear n tear in there. Pilot bearing, rear main seal, resurface flywheel, clutch it needed, throwout bearing, and clutch fork if it looks bad. The adjustable clutch cable kit isn't that bad of a install.
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