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i have a squeal coming from the engine bay. when i lift up the clutch pedal the noise disappears. Possible thrust bearing problem? any ideas, fix??
 
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I would get it checked a.s.a.p.If needs fixing and no warranty,I suggest go to cluch or transmision specialist to get fixed.Sounds like or could be bearing ceased,and wearing out pressure plate.
 

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sounds like the problem my brother had on his old EB, although he also had a slight rattle when the clutch pedal was up. The bearing you mentioned rings a bell but his clutch forks were tending to bend/break as well. Get it checked out immediately, it cost 2 new gearboxes, also in the engine bay check around the fire wall were the clutch cable goes in - it tends to fatigue & crack, putting more stress on the clutch pedal assembly. I would recommend all manual Falcon drivers do this because its so common that the local Ford dealer in Canberra has firewall reinforcement plates on the shelf.
 
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YES very similar the shaft bent through the bedal box.Pig of a thing to replace.Made squeek every time I used it.Till I lost all travel.Should never happen.Was 18 months old then.No warrenty either!
 
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Just did that job myself. I was driving the car around these past few months and it was getting harder to press the clutch as well as making annoying squeaking noises.

Bitch of a job seeing as I had to drop the dash and steering column but it was worth it to save major $$. I'd forgotten how light the clutch was when I fixed it too!
 

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thanks for your replies.
I've got the car booked in for repair next week so hopefully they can fix it under the used car warranty I have.
 

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Great news!!
got it fixed under warranty, didn't cost me a cent. The clutch is so nice now and so is the gearbox.
BTW, the bearing fell apart as soon as they took it out.
 

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Hi guys - chalk up another one the the proken pedal box problem. I just had to have mine repaired last week. Good thing my dad's a mechanic so it didn't cost me a bomb.

Simon
 
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