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Old 05-28-2001, 03:47   #1 (permalink)
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G'day all.

I've developed a rather loud and embarrasing squeak in my baby. Originally my investigative skills* told me it might be a shot wheel bearing, but with further testing procedures*, it appeared that the squeaking stopped upon depression of the clutch pedal. It doesn't take much pressure on the pedal to stop the noise, even just resting the foot on it lightly will do the trick.

Any ideas? Could the cable be cooked from the exhaust headers? I am CLUTCHing at straws here.. (sorry for that one)

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Old 05-28-2001, 03:56   #2 (permalink)
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Could be the pilot bearing or release bearing or clutch master cylinder.
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Forgot to add that it seems that the operation of the clutch hasn't been effected. Everything works as per normal, everything still "feels" the same... only the noise! :(
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I would put money on the clutch thrust bearing. Common if you are the type that sits at lights etc with the clutch depressed for extended periods of time.

Try this - if you can drop the cover plate off the bottom of the clutch try spraying a little silicon spray on the bearing (use one of those spray can plastic nozzles). If this shuts it up, you know!
Don't get the spray on the friction plate if you can avoid it.
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Sounds like clutch release bearing (thrust bearing) all right.
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G'day all.

I've developed a rather loud and embarrasing squeak in my baby. Originally my investigative skills* told me it might be a shot wheel bearing, but with further testing procedures*, it appeared that the squeaking stopped upon depression of the clutch pedal. It doesn't take much pressure on the pedal to stop the noise, even just resting the foot on it lightly will do the trick.
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Ohh the sweet sound of a clutch on the way out.

Dude, I heard that sound with my 1st clutch, and yes it is the thrust bearings on the way out, as the same thing happened with my 2nd and 3rd clutch, ats just a good sign that youve got approx 1000's ks or so of driving left before the whole thing craps itself.

I am about to install my 4th clutch in 6 months but really its my fault, I seem to ride 1st gear too hard!

If anyone had any ideas of a decent clutch system i am all ears!
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If anyone had any ideas of a decent clutch system i am all ears!
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If anyone had any ideas of a decent clutch system i am all ears!
Isn't Herrod giving you a good clutch setup? Is that what they're doing on Thursday?
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No Actually

They are going to rplace the pully after that braket fell off and screwed everything up.

Apparently he is getting a clutch developed for the explode car but, i am burning through the standards faster than I am getting hot meals!!!:WH:
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I am about to install my 4th clutch in 6 months but really its my fault, I seem to ride 1st gear too hard!

If anyone had any ideas of a decent clutch system i am all ears!
Man!! are you still having clutch problems?
I think it's time for a race prepared auto you clutch destroyer!!:wink2:
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