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transmission noise when clutch is out


baron02

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i hear a low whirring growl in the transmission until i engage the clutch. this car is new to me. it has been sitting 4 years. my mechanic got it up and running. wondering if it is going to need a transmission or if this is normal operation.

thank you,

baron

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It seems that I have had that noise in all my 02's (10) to a different degree. One had a lot of play on the input shaft, and made the most noise. The others were probably low, old oil or had oil that was too thinl. I had red line mulitgrade on one and had to switch to regular tranny oil to reduce the noise. It almost eliminated it but the shifting is not as smooth now.

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When your foot is on the clutch, you can get noise from a bad pilot bearing or the thrust (takeoff) bearing. Especially if the car has sat for a while, like yours has.

Both need the tranny out to replace. Pilot bearing is about $5, thrust about $100.

Change the oil too as it can't hurt.

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1971 - 2002 RHD VIN 1653940. Agave (stock with Pertronix & 32/36 Weber) - "Cactus"

1972 - 1602 RHD VIN 1554408. Fjord (with 2L motor, 5spd & LSD - Weber 40/40 to come) - "Bluey"

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