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Old 01-17-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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Almost a month ago, my car started making a chirping (sounds like a slipping belt) noise that goes away when I press the clutch pedal. The noise is always there when the clutch is not pressed but when I put presure on the pedal it goes away. Question is, how long can it last before it something major breaks? Should I look at it immediately or can I wait a little more before I get someplace to get it looked at? I ask because this is my only car and I need it for transportation. Thanks for any help... oh, by the way it's a 99 gt 5 speed.
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:44 PM   #2
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LOL Mine has been doing it for about three months. Eventually the majority of the squeeking will go away. I think its more less the pressure plate than the throwout bearing because a throwout bearing sounds like you are dragging a chain behind you as you relaese the clutch on a take off.
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:12 PM   #3
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Almost a month ago, my car started making a chirping (sounds like a slipping belt) noise that goes away when I press the clutch pedal. The noise is always there when the clutch is not pressed but when I put presure on the pedal it goes away. Question is, how long can it last before it something major breaks? Should I look at it immediately or can I wait a little more before I get someplace to get it looked at? I ask because this is my only car and I need it for transportation. Thanks for any help... oh, by the way it's a 99 gt 5 speed.
your correct.. its the throw out bearing and it will befine for a while. how many miles are on the car and has the clutch been changed yet? The reason i ask is because if and when you change it yo might want to change the clutch and check the pilot bearing while you are there. So you dont have to drop the trans again. But other than that you should be ok for a while but I wouldnt forget about it...
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:32 PM   #4
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It was a totally different sound for my TOB. I have the whistle and I took it to ford and they said it was the pressure plate getting worn. When my TOB was going out it sounded like I was dragging a chain. Thats the only way I know how to describe it.
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:36 PM   #5
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Nah...It's fine. Mine has squeaked for a year now.

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Old 01-17-2005, 04:16 PM   #6
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It was a totally different sound for my TOB. I have the whistle and I took it to ford and they said it was the pressure plate getting worn. When my TOB was going out it sounded like I was dragging a chain. Thats the only way I know how to describe it.
thats when the TOB is really shot. The sqeal/whistel is just lack of lubrication on the bearing. either way if will be fine for a while.
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:17 PM   #7
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JD, what kind of TOB do you have in there now?
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:18 PM   #8
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Right after I got my 99 it started sqeaking too. At first the noise would go away after the car warmed up and then it did it even more after a couple months. I took it in to Ford and they told me a pulley was bad. I don't know if that has anything to do with your problem but it's an idea.
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:28 PM   #9
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That's DEFINITELY a TOB

........and you don't need to worry too much about anything breaking.

Replacing other parts like the clutch or pilot bearing is a good plan while you're in there.
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JD, what kind of TOB do you have in there now?

Its a Ford Racing 10.5" upgrade. It sucks. Only 20,000 miles on it.
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:40 PM   #11
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Well how long it lasts depends on your driving habits and how long it's been squeaking, provided it's the TOB. When mine started squeaking I didn't get more than a couple months out of it before it blew up while my girlfriend was driving the car and we had to tow it home. The only part it will damage is the TOB itself so don't worry about anything else. I would have it checked out as soon as you can though because you may end up stranded alongside the road.
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:30 AM   #12
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Hey, sidewayz, you say it's been squeeking for a year now, is it the same noise that stops when you push the clutch in as I described?
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Old 01-19-2005, 11:02 AM   #13
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I have the steeda adjustable cable kit. You can set it up so it doesnt sqeak anymore.
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:15 PM   #14
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Yeah, mine is definately the throw out bearing. I also have the Steeda adjustable cable, quadrant, and firewall adjuster. It's gone away mostly because of the adjustments, but you can still faintly hear it.

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Old 01-19-2005, 03:39 PM   #15
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damnit, sounds kinda like my problem is the TOB. When I shift quick at like 5500rpms when I release the clutch quick it makes kinda of a grinding noise. It's wierd though I brought it in for the TSB a lil after I bought it (used) and they replaced like everything but that, even the clutch. Maybe I should get her back in before the is up in warranty 4k miles. Not to hijack but could it be summin else, didn't do this before. My dealership doesn't do it's own tranny work last time they said none of their techs knew how to work on a manual transmission [sm=wtf.gif] so they drove it like a half hour away to a place that took a week and a half to fix it and it's still kinda ****ty. That dealership is so crooked they had an 05 there with like limo tint and I asked what was on it and the salesmen was like "the legal limit" this was a brand new car so they did it and it was on the front 2 windows. I'd be pissed if I bought a car and got a tint ticket on the way home. RAWWR
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Old 01-20-2005, 10:49 AM   #16
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Last year when I went to the track in my 96GT, I started to hear a chirping/sqeaking sound from the TOB....About 3 months later, everytime i would press in the clutch, like JD says, I would hear something "like chains dragging." The dealership was gonna charge like 560 bucks for a new clutch and TOB, but the clutch was new.....to hell with that. Me and my friend put in a new TOB, but when we took off the housing to the clutch cable, there were like 3 or 4 bearings rolling around in it...I dont know how that happened, but im sayin, I have a heavy foot. It sounds like you should be fine, mine had 225,xxx miles on it anyway.
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Mine does it now and then and I just pull up on the clutch "readjusting it" it usually works for a while.
If I get the Steeda Clutch adjusting kit http://www.mustangtuning.com/noname3.html will this be fixing the problem or just making the noise until it blows?
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Old 01-20-2005, 03:23 PM   #18
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Get that kit. Your noise will go away. It's a *** to adjust it though. You have to fine tune to get it perfect. Took me like an hour to do everything. Just wait till it craps out on you and get a new clutch, but i doubt it will be soon. These things can sqeek for ever before anything goes wrong.
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