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Old 05-23-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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chirping noise at idle on clutch,could be throw out bearing?

I have chirping noise at pretty much idle but as soon as i press the clutch pedal about an inch in the noise goes away but tranny n clutch feel good..any ideas or anyone had similar noise?????
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It's the throw-out bearing.
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It's the throw-out bearing.
Has stock clutch...i should just upgrade at the same time if its that
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Yeah, its a pain to do it twice...
Let us know if you have any questions I did this a couple months ago
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Yeah, its a pain to do it twice...
Let us know if you have any questions I did this a couple months ago
You had the same problem?
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It's the throw out bearing .

I had the same problem , so I went in an replaced the clutch , pressure plate , resurfaced the flywheel and the throw out bearing all at once .

Then I also ended up installing a whole new transmission . Mine the main drive gear was stripped completely .
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It's the throw out bearing .

I had the same problem , so I went in an replaced the clutch , pressure plate , resurfaced the flywheel and the throw out bearing all at once .

Then I also ended up installing a whole new transmission . Mine the main drive gear was stripped completely .
Planning on doing clutch n light weight flywheel but y did you replace the transmission??
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Yeah, its a pain to do it twice...
Let us know if you have any questions I did this a couple months ago
I had same exact thing, just did a whole clutch job a couple of months ago as well. It is not overly difficult but is a royal PITA.

If you have access to a lift it will make ur life easier....or just find a reputable shop to do the work.
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The main drive gear was stripped completely .
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The main drive gear was stripped completely .
Dang oh ok you scared me for a bit. Lol

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I had same exact thing, just did a whole clutch job a couple of months ago as well. It is not overly difficult but is a royal PITA.

If you have access to a lift it will make ur life easier....or just find a reputable shop to do the work.
After the clutch it stop making that noise?

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I had same exact thing, just did a whole clutch job a couple of months ago as well. It is not overly difficult but is a royal PITA.

If you have access to a lift it will make ur life easier....or just find a reputable shop to do the work.
After the clutch it stop making that noise?
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Aha , my bad .

Should have mentioned why I did that in original comment . Lol .
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Definitely the TOB. The King Cobra or OEM Terminator clutch is a great stock feeling clutch that won't cost an arm and a leg and will hold more power than the stock motor can handle. Get a clutch alignment tool from any box store for your year car (10 spline Ford), get a new pilot bearing and read up on the fun that awaits you in getting that stupid pilot bearing out. Beg/Borrow/Steal a slamhammer for that or read up on how to "hydraulic" the thing out with some grease and a big brass punch.

Flywheel... I'd just get a resurfaced stocker but if you want a lightweight one clutch change time is as good a time as any.
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Has stock clutch...i should just upgrade at the same time if its that
If the clutch is holding up fine I would try doing Azure's clutch pedal free-play mod. It's worked for some of the guys on here. Clutch Pedal Height Adjustment and Clutch Freeplay Mod
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You can get rid of the play in the clutch pedal by just yanking up on it, the stock quadrant is self adjusting in that way. The squeaking is a TOB though, no way around that and if its a stock clutch that is over a decade old and likely has a good deal of miles on it... preventative maintenance is a wonderful thing.
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Scotty I had no problem getting my pilot bearing out .
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Method? Every time I have dropped a trans for a clutch or a trans upgrade its been a living hell to get that stupid thing out.
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All I did was pull off the pressure plate and clutch disc , then when I unbolted the flywheel , pulled it off , and the pilot bearing fell right out , had no problem .
Now putting the pilot bearing back in just the right way is a pain .
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Dang oh ok you scared me for a bit. Lol

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After the clutch it stop making that noise?

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After the clutch it stop making that noise?
Yeah, my tob was completely shot. Would chirp at idle with clutch pedal up. When clutch depressed it would sound like a rock rattling around in a tin can.

New clutch, flywheel, tob, pilot bearing noise gone.

Pilot bearing was a chore to get out...slide hammer worked the best.
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That is NOT a common thing to happen I would be happy as hell if it was that easy haha.
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Hey guys this sounds like a fun day!!
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Honestly, I just had a shop do it to save me the headache.
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It's not that bad to do on your own , if you have all the tools and right equipment .
I guess I was lucky with the pilot bearing . Aha .
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I have enough tools im just gana buy a tranny jack to make it easy
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Even if you have a tranny jack it sucks *** to do on your back. If you have access to a lift at all I would do anything it takes to get to the lift and use it for an afternoon.
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Even if you have a tranny jack it sucks *** to do on your back. If you have access to a lift at all I would do anything it takes to get to the lift and use it for an afternoon.
scotty, I'm in need of a new clutch job soon, clutch still grabs great, just my TOB has been chirping for almost a year now and I'm just sick of it, when its chilly in the morning it makes an almost wooooosh sound till it warms up and starts chirping, also I think it randomly clicks when I'm driving, us being both from NJ, any reputable shop you recommend? I plan on buying all necessary parts myself and bringing them
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Yeah ftcwf , I would say try and get it on a lift . Definitely !
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scotty, I'm in need of a new clutch job soon, clutch still grabs great, just my TOB has been chirping for almost a year now and I'm just sick of it, when its chilly in the morning it makes an almost wooooosh sound till it warms up and starts chirping, also I think it randomly clicks when I'm driving, us being both from NJ, any reputable shop you recommend? I plan on buying all necessary parts myself and bringing them
Wicked Performance in Toms River, NJ. Talk to Kevin.

732-904-9000. Being from Belmar, you are pretty close.
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It's not that hard if you have power tools. Took me about 3 hours for the whole job
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I didn't even use power tools, good set of ratchets, sockets, breaker bar, slam hammer, torch, a lift and a buddy who works for beer. Also 3 qts of fluid...

Fastest I've ever done a swap with a lift was yanking the 3550 I had in my old 91 out and putting the stock T-5 back in before I sold it. 2 hours and 15 minutes with no power tools lol.
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Nice took me an hour and a half to have everything off with power tools. No lift though
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Wicked Performance in Toms River, NJ. Talk to Kevin.

732-904-9000. Being from Belmar, you are pretty close.
Sounds awesome...what's your name? I'll tell him you recommended me to him
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hey all i read about 5 posts and everyone kept saying throw out bearing. Its NOT. I had the same problem with my mustang and its actually a super common problem with theses mustangs. I thought it was the TOB too. Its actually the ball between the tranny forks. it gets so hot the ball dries out and squeaks. All you have to do is drop down the dust cover in the tranny and lube the ball between the forks and the noise will go away. It has to be done pretty often tho but better than putting in s TOB. hope this helps!
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hey all i read about 5 posts and everyone kept saying throw out bearing. Its NOT. I had the same problem with my mustang and its actually a super common problem with theses mustangs. I thought it was the TOB too. Its actually the ball between the tranny forks. it gets so hot the ball dries out and squeaks. All you have to do is drop down the dust cover in the tranny and lube the ball between the forks and the noise will go away. It has to be done pretty often tho but better than putting in s TOB. hope this helps!
Do go on.
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hey all i read about 5 posts and everyone kept saying throw out bearing. Its NOT. I had the same problem with my mustang and its actually a super common problem with theses mustangs. I thought it was the TOB too. Its actually the ball between the tranny forks. it gets so hot the ball dries out and squeaks. All you have to do is drop down the dust cover in the tranny and lube the ball between the forks and the noise will go away. It has to be done pretty often tho but better than putting in s TOB. hope this helps!
Really??? I would of never thought it could be that how did you figure that out?
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