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Clutch T/O bearing.. wear signs ??

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  1. Dice996C4S

    Dice996C4S Karting

    May 7, 2006
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    Hi guys... what are the signs of my clutch T/O bearing wearing out ? I have a about half an inch free play on my clutch pedal and shop said it might be the T/O bearing. My clutch still doesn't slip... Should I be concerned about that pedal play ? Thoughts ?
     
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  3. cavlino

    cavlino Formula 3

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    I find it strange to relate clutch pedal free play with the Throw-out bearing... In any case if the Throw-out bearing is going you should notice some dirty looking brake fluid drops/puddles directly under the Clutch housing. You may have to look for it within a few minutes after you have driven the car.
     
  4. gothspeed

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    Have you checked the fluid level?
     
  5. Dice996C4S

    Dice996C4S Karting

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    Hmm... I don't see any wet stuff on my clutch housing. The whole bottom of the car is dry and clean...
     
  6. Dice996C4S

    Dice996C4S Karting

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    I will have to check that next..
     
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  8. gothspeed

    gothspeed F1 World Champ

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    Though if it is low, it must be going somewhere.... is it leaving a drip stain under the clutch cover?
     
  9. Dice996C4S

    Dice996C4S Karting

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    no wet stuff or any stain at all on my egine nor clutch case. clean and dry as dining table... :)
     
  10. Dice996C4S

    Dice996C4S Karting

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    checked the fluid level, seems normal to me... not low... arrgghh...
     
  11. No Doubt

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    1. A loud bearing noise either when you apply or release the clutch (but typically not both times/directions).

    2. Leaking clutch fluid.

    3. Problems shifting, or the car staying in gear even with clutch pedal depressed.
     
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  13. cavlino

    cavlino Formula 3

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    Hey no reason for the argh... :) I'm glad to hear that all is clean and dry under the car, just enjoy driving it and chalk it up to being a careful, observant owner.
     
  14. No Doubt

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    Bleed your clutch fluid.
     
  15. Dice996C4S

    Dice996C4S Karting

    May 7, 2006
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    1.] OK - No noise.
    2.] OK - No leak
    3.] Yes, problems shifting.. shifting is not smooth except from 4-5-6 especially when driving slow on the streets.. On the fwy, they are all hella smooth... :)
     
  16. PAP 348

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    Normally, a little clutch pedal free play is favoured. :):)

    Shifting is NOT smooth when driving slowly, but they are smooth on the freeway? :eek:
    Very strange mate. Are you sure its just not the operator. ;);)
     
  17. Dice996C4S

    Dice996C4S Karting

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    hahaha.. I wish it was..... easy to repair... :)
     
  18. No Doubt

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    DO

    NOT

    SHIFT

    BELOW

    2500 RPMs!
     
  19. Dice996C4S

    Dice996C4S Karting

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    lol... I do shift at 3k-3.5k on city streets... do I need to do more ?
     
  20. tchaic

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    Loud noise was the tip off for me that T/O bearing was toast. It was the worst sound I have ever heard a car make...
     
  21. Dice996C4S

    Dice996C4S Karting

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    Sweet. Until I hear that ravishing awful sound, I'll assume mine is still good ..:)
     

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