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post #1 of 4 Old 01-01-2008, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Bad Clutch?

Lately, I've noticed weird noises coming out of the front of the car when it's in neutral but go away when I press on the clutch pedal. In addition, the clutch pedal has begun to squeak horribly when it's pressed. Is the clutch going bad? I have 94k miles and it's never been replaces or even looked at by a shop.

On the other hand, the car still seems to stay in gear and shift without any trouble.

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MustangLou: "I've noticed weird noises coming out of the front of the car when it's in neutral, but go away when I press on the clutch pedal. In addition, the clutch pedal has begun to squeak horribly when it's pressed. Is the clutch going bad? I have 94k miles & it's never been replaced or even looked at by a shop. On the other hand, the car still seems to stay in gear & shift w/out any trouble."

The noise you hear is probably the T/O brng. Clutches normally don't make a noise ... they just start slipping until it goes away & the car can no longer move forward. Whether or not your car stays in gear is strictly a transmission function & nothing to do w/the clutch. Shifting can be either a clutch or a transmission problem (bad synchros). Plan on replacing the pressure plate, clutch disc & T/O brng.


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Thanks for the info. What does T/O stand for? About how much might a shop charge to swap the pressure plate, clutch, and T/O bearing?
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Thanks for the info. What does T/O stand for? About how much might a shop charge to swap the pressure plate, clutch, and T/O bearing?
T.O. = Throwout (or Terrell Owens )

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