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Old 07-15-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Squeak when the clutch is disengaged

Hi guys, I'm new to the forum. I have a 2001 gt with a BBK CAI and o/r magnaflow x pipes. I've noticed a slight squeaking noise when the clutch is completely disengaged, but it disappears the moment I touch the pedal. Any ideas?
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Hi guys, I'm new to the forum. I have a 2001 gt with a BBK CAI and o/r magnaflow x pipes. I've noticed a slight squeaking noise when the clutch is completely disengaged, but it disappears the moment I touch the pedal. Any ideas?
Throw out bearing (tob). If it only does it with clutch out and is slight you might can get away with a clutch freeplay kit. I did a write up for a $3 home made one and it's on this site under write ups.

Worst case scenario you have to replace it. The part is only $15 but you have to pull the transmission to replace it
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Throw out bearing (tob). If it only does it with clutch out and is slight you might can get away with a clutch freeplay kit. I did a write up for a $3 home made one and it's on this site under write ups.

Worst case scenario you have to replace it. The part is only $15 but you have to pull the transmission to replace it
Thanks, my friend also said it was probably the bearing. Is it harmful to the transmission to drive it when its in this condition? Its my daily driver.
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Thanks, my friend also said it was probably the bearing. Is it harmful to the transmission to drive it when its in this condition? Its my daily driver.
Not the transmission itself but you run the risk of the bearing burning up/locking itself to the retainer and then you get no disengagement or engagement of the clutch.

If its not really noticeable you should be ok for a bit.
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Not the transmission itself but you run the risk of the bearing burning up/locking itself to the retainer and then you get no disengagement or engagement of the clutch.

If its not really noticeable you should be ok for a bit.
Yeah its not too noticeable. Just a quiet squeak when its fully disengaged, but it goes away when the pedal is even lightly pressed.
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Basically your tob is slightly touching the clutch fingers and is spinning the entire time. It is only meant to spin when the clutch pedal is depressed. If it continues it will definitely wear prematurely and could score the input shaft which would require taking the transmission apart and replacing that shaft.

I would recommend fixing the problem sooner rather than later
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Basically your tob is slightly touching the clutch fingers and is spinning the entire time. It is only meant to spin when the clutch pedal is depressed. If it continues it will definitely wear prematurely and could score the input shaft which would require taking the transmission apart and replacing that shaft.

I would recommend fixing the problem sooner rather than later
Okay. I'll get on that, then. Thank you for your help!
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Okay. I'll get on that, then. Thank you for your help!
No problem. My fix takes five minutes once you get the car off the ground
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Dumb idea but could it not also be adjustment needed on the clutch cable. Not sayin it aint a tob but.... just thouggt id throw it out there
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Dumb idea but could it not also be adjustment needed on the clutch cable. Not sayin it aint a tob but.... just thouggt id throw it out there
I think what he meant was that the cable needs to be adjusted to keep the tob off the pressure plate.
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Indeed i did lol i couldn't put words right lol
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