Confirm Bearing Noise Problem

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Re: Confirm Bearing Noise Problem

Postby Justice777 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:51 am

MikeHynes wrote:I've experienced the same symptoms with an X1/9 which doesn't have a pilot bearing. It was caused by a failing throw out bearing. I don't think it would be a bad idea to be ready to change that too "while you're in there".

Thank you Mike. I'm definitely one of those "while you're in there" guys.

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Re: Confirm Bearing Noise Problem

Postby wetminkey » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:45 am

I agree with Mike. I've had the same symptoms with throwout bearings that were failing, all types of cars/trucks.
I always replace bearing, pressure plate and friction disc at the same time, and it sounds like you are the same kind of mechanic. It's not an area that you get into very often (hopefully!).
Best of luck, Justice 777. I think you'll find an ugly bearing in there,...please let us know!
Hope your project goes well! Todd.

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Re: Confirm Bearing Noise Problem

Postby KandJinmaine » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:49 am

hello from DownEast!! We rebuilt our trans summer before last and upon starting the car I immediately noticed the same thing. Of course I was listening really hard, trying to make sure everything sounded and shifted okay. We also did new disc, bearing etc. and I've determined that the new bearings just sound a little different than the old ones. I believe the new throw out bearing has some plastic parts to it that I was not real jazzed about as the old (orig.?) one was all metal, but the trans shifts great and it is nice to have third gear back!!
I agree with the earlier post that if you have it out, put in all the new stuff and hope you don't get so good at pulling and replacing the trans that you remember the exact set up of swivels and extensions for the bell housing bolts :D
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