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Old 03-15-2016, 08:29 PM   #1
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clutch fork sqealing??

Hey everyone. I have a 98 gt 4.6sohc. My throw out bearing was going bad. So I replaced the clutch since I had to drop the tranny. Now I have a chirping noise and no matter how much I adjust the clutch cable it is still there. When I put a little bit of pressure on the clutch pedal it goes away. I jacked up car and moved and the clutch fork has a little bit of play and I can hear it sqealing. Also is the throw out bearing supposed to be touching the fingers.??? Any advise would be great. Thanks
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Yes. The TOB should be just barely touching the fingers on the pressure plate. That way, when you depress the clutch at high RPM's, the TOB is already spinning and doesn't have to accelerate from 0 RPM's to 5000 in a split second.
It sounds like your clutch fork and/or pivot ball may be worn out. It probably should be replaced as a maintenance item every time that the clutch is replaced.
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Is there supposed to be play in the clutch fork. Like up down movement.

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I suppose that a little bit of play could be expected, but it should not be an excessive amount.
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If you get the noise to stop when you press the clutch a little then you don't have enough preload on the tob. It will have slop in the fork if this is the case as well. You need to tighten the cable until the tob starts to spin with the car in neutral and motor running. Then about another 1/4 turn at the firewall adjuster.

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The clutch fork will wear over time, and the bolt that holds it in, he tip will mushroom over time also. I'm doing my clutch this weekend so I just got new ones of both.


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Yea I should of change the clutch fork. I did adjust the the cable with the firewall adjuster and the sqealing is gone I can hear it once in a while when I engage the clutch. I'm going to replace the cable this weekend. I didn't replace it when I put new clutch in.

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I don't know if this sounds crazy. This is another issue. My oil gauge on my gauge cluster isn't working. When I was looking at the clutch fork I decided to see what was up with oil pressure sending unit. And I don't have one by the oil filter. I see the line hanging that it should attach to but no oil sending unit. The car runs fine.

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