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Old 07-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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squealing noise when Im not applying clutch pedal

I get a speratic squealing noise, likeva bird chirping, when I'm not pushing the clutch pedal in....similar to a fan belt sound when its slipping. When I push in on the clutch pedal it goes away completely. The sound comes and goes. Any ideas?
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I get a speratic squealing noise, likeva bird chirping, when I'm not pushing the clutch pedal in....similar to a fan belt sound when its slipping. When I push in on the clutch pedal it goes away completely. The sound comes and goes. Any ideas?
Throw out bearing would be my guess
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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Got the same prob here. Its hopefully going in the shop at the end of the month to remedy that annoying noise
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:27 PM   #4
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Throw out bearing
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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Thanks for feedback so far, sounds like the bearing. Hey 03....let me know the fix at the shop and how much it ran ya $$$. Tjx
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Having the same problem but mine only dose it when it's cold
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:05 PM   #7
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Exact issue here, very very common in the 99-04..it's the Throw Out Bearing... Give this a shot

http://www.mustangevolution.com/must...-freeplay-kit/
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Cool, I appreciate all the input....my car is a 97 gt....but still I'm seeing a common issue on youtube
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:43 PM   #9
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I sure will, but I am replacing my whole clutch as well. Not happy with the clutch setup I have.
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It's a pretty common issue period. And the spring mod just makes sense, not sure why something like that is not standard from the factory.
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Is that the only info on the spring mod?....I'm a picture guy for obtaining instructions....does it seem like an easy install to u guys?....I can do basic under the hood projects.
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That link is a how to with instructions, pics and even part numbers... not sure what else you need. And if you can change your oil you can do that mod.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:39 PM   #13
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Ok, sounds good, just glanced over it originally...thx
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So the stangs squealing got seriously loud and smoke began coming from underneath the car....smelt like clutch....its at my uncle's shop....let u all know the outcome of what got damaged and what a small squeal can turn into if u let it continue....I assume a full clutch replacement....but I'm a novice to this kinda stuff
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Definitely throwout bearing and now sounds like you are gonna invest in a new clutch. I had the same issue and after a new clutch and throwout bearing...all is good.
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Definitely throwout bearing and now sounds like you are gonna invest in a new clutch. I had the same issue and after a new clutch and throwout bearing...all is good.
+1! As soon as i heard mine start chirping i pulled it up in the bay at the shop and replaced.
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No more squealing noise. Ot was the TOB
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Got my car back two weeks ago, been driving it off and on....replaced clutch with a clutch kit at the shop. Guess what, noise is slowely coming back when pedal is not pushed in. As soon as I apply any pressure to the clutch pedal it goes away. Wether I'm in gear or neutral the noise is their when pedal is not applied. I'll have to try that makeshift spring kit, the link that was posted in this thread a while ago...
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Hmm, I hope mine doesn't start. They said my TOB was pretty stiff. I had a whole clutch kit put in with a firewall adjuster
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Are you able to snap a pic of your firewall adjuster so I can compare it to mine, I would like to see if I have one that was installed from a previous owner. Thx
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Are you able to snap a pic of your firewall adjuster so I can compare it to mine, I would like to see if I have one that was installed from a previous owner. Thx
If you have a firewall adjuster at all, It's aftermarket. You shouldn't get a noise immediately after having a new clutch installed, though! Car needs to go back to the shop. I highly recommend a Ford throwout bearing... what brand was the clutch kit?
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The clutch before this one installed had to be aftermarket....it was stiff as all get out...so an adjuster may of been installed, I just don't know what an adjuster looks like compared to stock

My kit was not ford, my uncle went with as close to stock as possible, their was no need for a performance clutch in my car. Unfortunately he's unavailable for a month to get back under it to do the work so I'm looking for any alternatives or just going to let her sit
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And yes, it took a couple weeks for the noise to re appear.....
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The clutch before this one installed had to be aftermarket....it was stiff as all get out...so an adjuster may of been installed, I just don't know what an adjuster looks like compared to stock

My kit was not ford, my uncle went with as close to stock as possible, their was no need for a performance clutch in my car. Unfortunately he's unavailable for a month to get back under it to do the work so I'm looking for any alternatives or just going to let her sit
Other clutches can be fine, it's the throwout bearing that sucks. As for the firewall adjuster, look at where the cable goes through the firewall.. if there's an aluminum piece that you can turn by hand, it's aftermarket. If its just a plastic piece then you're still stock. Either way, you took the car to a shop and it's having the same issue. The mechanic needs to back his work and fix it!
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You have a point and he will fix it, ill just have to wait a while till he can. Thank you for the info on the adjuster location.
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Do you know if he changed the pilot bearing too? Those will also squeak and when they are shot will squeal like a banshee. FRPP is the best replacement parts. They will squeal whether clutch is in or out.
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I don't know about the pilot bearing ....its was a clutch kit that was installed....it only squeals when pedal is released
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Cool, it's probably the TOB. But if you are replacing the whole clutch, just buy the FRPP TOB and pilot bearing. The ones in the clutch kits are junk.
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Update....
So I tried the trick seen in the link that was posted early on in this thread. Problem I found was, too much play in the spring and conduit....they didn't fit tight against the fork. I bought the exact items listed . So I went a different route, a cheap door spring from home depot and a metal coat hanger. I hooked one end to the clutch fork and the other towards the back of the car. Clearing exhaust and not touching anything else to avoid rattles. It's now slightly pulling the clutch fork back further, seems like it may be enough to draw the pressure plate from making contact. Doesn't effect the performance of the clutch petal. Feels the same since the spring is a light duty one. Will update again after I test it out for a week.

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And also I forgot to mention about the dust cover, it is currently removed to do this....only while I test it out. I plan on notching it out to clear room for the new spring, so I have some protection agains debris
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Did you already replace the TOB before you tried this fix?
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The tob is 3 weeks old...and only driven about 50 miles in that span
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I have the same issue, it's my clutch fork rattling and squealing due to a warn out clutch cable. It's a common issue in these rigs and they even sell after market adjusters because of it.
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I'd buy a new oem cable , a steeds firewall adjustor and double hook quad to help adjust everything.


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