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Old 01-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Clutch make'n noise

My clutch is making this tiny almost like squeaky sound when I put my foot on the clutch it stops. Does anybody know what this is?
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Maybe clutch pedal is loose.... Just a thought.
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Throw-out bearing is resting on the pressure plate fingers. Search for the Free-Play mod, a member named Azure wrote it up. It will help keep the throw-out bearing from resting on the pressure plate.
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I have the same problem..just been dealing with it, been meaning to do Azures freeplay mod but not sure if I wanna go through with it
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Throw-out bearing is what I've heard. Is there any way to be sure that this is the problem?
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If its a chirp/squeak type noise, and goes away with very light pressure to the pedal, it's def the throw out bearing resting on the pressure plate fingers
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Nail on the head that is exactly it. Is this part pricy and can I do it myself. Thank for the knowledge pro
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Nail on the head that is exactly it. Is this part pricy and can I do it myself. Thank for the knowledge pro
Clutch Pedal Height Adjustment and Clutch Freeplay Mod this is the link to Azures write up
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Throw-out bearing is resting on the pressure plate fingers. Search for the Free-Play mod, a member named Azure wrote it up. It will help keep the throw-out bearing from resting on the pressure plate.
+1 had the same problem and tht was the problem
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I've got the same symptoms, I'll have to get on the fix!
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Throw-out bearing is resting on the pressure plate fingers. Search for the Free-Play mod, a member named Azure wrote it up. It will help keep the throw-out bearing from resting on the pressure plate.
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Works if you tob isn't toast, mine was.
Went ahead and bit the bullet and changed clutch, throw out bearing and pilot bearing.
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That's what I'd like to do. I'm not exactly sure what will happen if it goes out
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Damn TOB in these cars suck!!!
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My TOB is out too lol
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my tob is out too lol
i hate them godd they make me want to go auto lol!!
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i hate them godd they make me want to go auto lol!!
Nooooo haha it's worth it
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Nooooo haha it's worth it
Yea haha ill never go back but these TOBs seriously piss me off hah
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Yea haha ill never go back but these TOBs seriously piss me off hah
Yea they piss me off too. But I do have amazing left leg muscles from holding my clutch in at stoplights and drive thrus
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Yea they piss me off too. But I do have amazing left leg muscles from holding my clutch in at stoplights and drive thrus
+1000 I sware my left leg is bigger than my right now lol
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+1000 I sware my left leg is bigger than my right now lol
Yea I don't know why my clutch is soo hard to push in.. All the other manuals I've driven we're much easier
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Yea I don't know why my clutch is soo hard to push in.. All the other manuals I've driven we're much easier
+1000000..my TOB is getting worse!! At cold startup it sounds real weird, almost like its trying to chirp but its so cold that its just kinda making a grrrrrrrrrrrrrr noise
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+1000000..my TOB is getting worse!! At cold startup it sounds real weird, almost like its trying to chirp but its so cold that its just kinda making a grrrrrrrrrrrrrr noise
Yep I know what you mean. When I'm with a girl I try to keep the clutch in or my exhaust/music loud haha
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Yep I know what you mean. When I'm with a girl I try to keep the clutch in or my exhaust/music loud haha
I have a relatively new clutch, less than 20k on it..think I'm just gonna fork up the cash to have em replace the TOB and pilot bearing cuz I don't want to deal with the noisy TOB for the rest of the clutch life haha
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I have a relatively new clutch, less than 20k on it..think I'm just gonna fork up the cash to have em replace the TOB and pilot bearing cuz I don't want to deal with the noisy TOB for the rest of the clutch life haha
A good idea. How much do you think it will be? I have no idea how old my clutch is I bought the car a couple months ago
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A good idea. How much do you think it will be? I have no idea how old my clutch is I bought the car a couple months ago
You can look at around 275 for labor
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You can look at around 275 for labor
Yea I'll stick with my little squeak for a while then.
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You can look at around 275 for labor
Screw it I'm Doin it, afraid it will actually harm a fairly new clutch, it's getting worse, especially the colder it is, now when it's cold it makes more of a quiet grrrrrrr under the car idk if its seizing up or something, clutch seems to work fine always it's just the damn noises its giving off idk if its gonna do damage eventually, already been slightly chirpin for about 5-6 months now
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My gt was making a chirping squeaky sound a month and a half back. The TOB was going out. Drove like that for a while until one random day when something happened to it. Just started to make the worst sound I've ever heard. Like nails on a chalk board, but 10 times worse and 10 times as loud. Could hear it screeching blocks away. Talk about mad neighbors.

Dropped the transmission to find the TOB wasn't really a bearing anymore. There was shrapnel all over the place, and parts of bearing falling out the clutch fork cover.

My advice is to replace it as soon as you can, because one day it could leave you stranded. I'm not trying to scare anyone, just my story. I'm just saying that one day it will need to be replaced, so if you don't want to do it your self or don't have money to do it now, saving up for it would be wise.
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My gt was making a chirping squeaky sound a month and a half back. The TOB was going out. Drove like that for a while until one random day when something happened to it. Just started to make the worst sound I've ever heard. Like nails on a chalk board, but 10 times worse and 10 times as loud. Could hear it screeching blocks away. Talk about mad neighbors.

Dropped the transmission to find the TOB wasn't really a bearing anymore. There was shrapnel all over the place, and parts of bearing falling out the clutch fork cover.

My advice is to replace it as soon as you can, because one day it could leave you stranded. I'm not trying to scare anyone, just my story. I'm just saying that one day it will need to be replaced, so if you don't want to do it your self or don't have money to do it now, saving up for it would be wise.
How hard was it to do it yourself
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Not vey hard, just took some time. It took me about a week with it on stands working an hour this day half hour that day. It was my first time too. I bet you could get it done over a weekend if you worked a few hours both days. I replace all the bearings, clutch fork, and clutch.

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Oh one more thing. As many say, use the ford racing bearings. Much better quality.
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Not vey hard, just took some time. It took me about a week with it on stands working an hour this day half hour that day. It was my first time too. I bet you could get it done over a weekend if you worked a few hours both days. I replace all the bearings, clutch fork, and clutch.

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Oh one more thing. As many say, use the ford racing bearings. Much better quality.
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I've heard several people who used the tob that come with a kit only to have to replace it not soon after. About $70 more dollars to buy Ford tob and pilot bearing but we'll worth it. As said above you want to change SOON as possible. You would hate for that to cause more damage to your components. I've also known people to just replace the tob.
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