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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2011, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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I was driving home tonight and noticed that my car started making a quite squealing noise when i press the clutch down to shift into gear. I thought maybe i was just being paranoid but, once i got home i listened to the engine without being in gear and it sounds fine. As soon as i depressed the clutch in, that's when i heard the quite squealing. Any one know what this might be?...

BTW, I just had my crank pulley and alternator belt replaced last month, if that helps.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2011, 11:50 AM
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Eeep!! That sounds like your clutch could be about to fail. My buddy's 02 MC clutch failed just a few weeks back and he described the same symptoms.

I would have that diagnosed.
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oh crap! i hope not! i just dropped $800 there last month!

thanks for the response.
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Sounds like it could be the thrust bearing, which comes as part of the clutch kit....
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i dropped it off at the dealership today, waiting for the dealership to call me back....cross your fingers for me!
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So what happened? Our MINI just started doing the same thing

I'm hoping it's something smallish, so we have our fingers crossed as well
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Normally it's the clutch release bearing failing (throwout bearing in US) which means changing the clutch.
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