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Bad Throwout Bearing?

Well guys I did some searching and found some threads about people with bad throwout bearings and such but alot of them where confusing, 1 thread had something about you could tell the TB was bad when the clutch was pressed in, the other thread was saying the opposite, well I noticed today a weird ticking noise with the car in neutral and ebrake pulled, my stepdad said it is prob my throwout bearing, if i just barely touch the clutch, not even trying to push it, it stops, could this possibly be something else? Any info would be great guys.



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got the same thing with mine... it's most likely the TOB
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whats the cost for replacement? Anyone know? And how long should I wait to fix it or is it a must fix asap deal?



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its the throwout bearing

our throwout bearings are supposed to barely rest against the pressure plate. its weird, but yes when the clutch pedal is IN it disppears. when your foot IS NOT on the pedal itll squeek. thats the signs of a bad tob on our cars. if its a ticking noise then it sounds like the problem I had. itll eventually start squeeking. AVOID SPEC TOBS!!!!
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whats the cost for replacement? Anyone know? And how long should I wait to fix it or is it a must fix asap deal?

$41 for a Ford OEM replacement throwout bearing
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yeah man its a ticking, i have seen the TOBs are cheap but im curious about the average shop install, i dont really have axcess to tools to do the job and everything, maybe in a few months, but i wonder how long you can push these things.



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I'm in the same boat as you.. nowhere really to do it since my dad's sellin his house and the nearest open driveway for me is 20miles to my sisters lol
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go ahead and save up for a new clutch.

DO NOT BUY SPEC. go with centerforce or Ram.

I mean spec is alright, but you have to trouble shoot EVERYTHING. It too kme to transmission installs to get everything good. Go with a Centerforce clutch, the pilot bearing that it comes with, and a Ford OEM TOB.

You may also need an adjuster kit for the clutch. SOme people like these, others dont. The adjuster kit does add in a big problem because you can accidentally have the pedal too tight and itll make your throwout bearing go bad 50 times quicker...

also a clutch install is gonna run you i wanna 250 in labor alone. and then add however much your clutch will be.
Id go ahead and 600 total for the whole kit and kaboodle

I did mine on my own. I saved a shit ton of money doing it too.
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well my clutch appears to be fine, no slip at all, shifts nice and smooth, car has 67k on it, would i be ok to run it a little while, say 5k miles and then change the clutch? because i hate to spend hundreds of bucks because it started squeaking you know. i'm guessing it will get worse, i want to get a aluminum driveshaft, so i may as well start saving though so i can get that also.



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I'm in the same boat as you.. nowhere really to do it since my dad's sellin his house and the nearest open driveway for me is 20miles to my sisters lol
lol exactly man, im trying to buy a house now, so this is just my luck though, gotta spend money on my car now LOL



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Well keep in mind that a squeak will eventually turn into a grind. A grind turns into flywheel problems etc etc. Your better off spending the money now to just get it taken care of.
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^ +1

Id get it taken care of asap.

67k miles on the stock clutch is getting into the iffy range bro. I mean im sure its fina and everythting, but a clutch is good for like 75k miles. theres no point in taking all that stuff out and not doing your clutch with many miles on it. I mean when I did mine my stock clutch (53.8k miles on her) was like new. I was just doing it because I never wanted to take the tranny out again after I got my 2nd and 3rd synchros redone. I guess thats what you get for buying a used car...
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yeah im gonna have to break down and get it done soon then. i have some buddies i may be able to con into helping haha



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well after doing all that work my self....

id say pay the extra money lol

unless you have acess to a hydralic lift and a transmission jack i say take it to a mechanic. I ruined a pilot bearing trying to put it in the second time.

The t3650 is no joke in weight dude. 140 lbs on your back freakin sucks. Im not a tiny dude whatsoever either, it just sucks because its a balancing act under a car that can only be like 2 1/2 ft off the ground with out a hydraulic lift...

Id pay the extra money and save my self alot of work and pain. also your car would be done in ONE day rather than 3 days. Remember that you either have to buy a new flywheel or get the old one resurfaced. resurfacing can set you back a day or two, but if you take it to a shop, theyll do it there.
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ill prob buy a aluminum flywheel and centerforce clutch, may as well upgrade now lol but i seriously dunno how long it take to save this up, what is the mileage limit i should push? i dont really have to drive the car, i have 4 cars that i drive, i usually just drive my 03 when i cruise around or go out you know. im gonna assume $1k to get all i want, with the ALDS, maybe more, so i dunno yet. man this sucks, i was hoping my clutch cable needed adjusting or something. lol wishful thinking i suppose!



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uhmm drive the others. drive the most fuel efficient one lol

that right there will save you a fortune.

look into the clutches though. DOnt be set of centerforce ya know? keep your eyes open and search around.
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ill prob buy a aluminum flywheel and centerforce clutch, may as well upgrade now lol but i seriously dunno how long it take to save this up, what is the mileage limit i should push? i dont really have to drive the car, i have 4 cars that i drive, i usually just drive my 03 when i cruise around or go out you know. im gonna assume $1k to get all i want, with the ALDS, maybe more, so i dunno yet. man this sucks, i was hoping my clutch cable needed adjusting or something. lol wishful thinking i suppose!
Could be worse...you could have blown out the front seal on your auto like i did today....car can't be driven till i get it all fixed.

As for your situation, there is no set miles that its going to get worse...if your in a crunch just drive it till the squeaking gets worse...but since you arent just park it till you get the parts. The job really isn't that difficult, especially if you have a lift and trans jack...it can be done in the driveway but the lift makes it easier.

And remember the golden rule...no job is free...gotta have beer and food (bbq and pizza are the best )
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Could be worse...you could have blown out the front seal on your auto like i did today....car can't be driven till i get it all fixed.

As for your situation, there is no set miles that its going to get worse...if your in a crunch just drive it till the squeaking gets worse...but since you arent just park it till you get the parts. The job really isn't that difficult, especially if you have a lift and trans jack...it can be done in the driveway but the lift makes it easier.

And remember the golden rule...no job is free...gotta have beer and food (bbq and pizza are the best )

have you ever put in a clutch and a t3650 back in on your back???

I will never do that shit again... no way in hell. way to hard to get that tranny back in. everything else is easy as hell, but lifting that tranny back up is MURDER
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have you ever put in a clutch and a t3650 back in on your back???

I will never do that shit again... no way in hell. way to hard to get that tranny back in. everything else is easy as hell, but lifting that tranny back up is MURDER
Answering a question with a question....have you ever tried mating up an engine to a tranny that is already in the car? It can be done, but yes its a bitch. All part of the fun of working on a car, i guess. A standard hydraulic floor jack and some wood make your job 10x easier.
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yeah beer and bbq definately lol and dude that does suck about the front seal man, bad day for everybody i guess LOL, i dont have axcess to a lift or a trans jack though, i may just end up coughing up the dough to get it done so i can say f**k it haha

and yeah zinc i bet that tranny is a mofo, i didnt even put my xpipe on, i paid a guy like 50 bucks to do it, cuz my buddy tried but he couldnt get to 1 of the bolts, he kept saying if it was 'his' car he could do it, maybe he just didnt wanna mess nothing up. so i guess next mods are for this. glad i finally got my shaker kit done though! lol



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