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| Originally posted by Aether@Mar 14 2005, 06:05 PM |
Hey. How yall been?
Some part of my clutch assembly is making a noise surprisingly akin to a belt slipping. It's high-pitched and squeaky, is typically more likely to occur shortly after the car's been started (though I haven't driven more than thirty miles at a time since noticing the problem), and can happen in any gear as I feather the clutch to start going.
The sound stops when I disengage the bugger, but not immediately; it more or less tapers off a second after I shoot the clutch pedal to the floor, which I guess suggests that it's not a friction plate. My father guessed that it might be the throwout bearing, and I don't know enough about the things that can go wrong with that to add any insight. The whole thing was replaced about a year ago.
Thanks for reading, replies much appreciated.
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| Originally posted by Aether@Mar 16 2005, 08:28 PM |
Not on its own, no.
It sat in the cold for over three hours while I was at lacrosse practice today, and when I started it up it immediately started whining. It idles at about 1000 when it's really cold, and the noise was pretty subtle but definitely there. The car wasn't and hadn't been in gear since being started, and I ended up having to turn it off and start it again after I couldn't go ten feet without it screaming at me.
I'm not driving it anymore until my mechanic looks at it.
Maybe it is a belt.
| Originally posted by Aether@Mar 17 2005, 08:13 PM |
The starter's fine.
I opened the hood last night and the noise actually seemed to be coming from the front of the engine, which would mean it's not clutch-related. It was totally dark, and I couldn't see anything, but I gues it could also be something wrong with the fan; I understand it's sort of complex.
I'm going to do some work to other minor things it's got this weekend, maybe I can find something out while I'm under there.
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