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Old 06-26-2003, 12:53 PM   #1
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hey, what kind of squeak (almost like a squeaky belt) at idle, in neutral, goes away when the clutch is partially depressed? am i looking at a big transmission problem?
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Old 06-26-2003, 01:55 PM   #2
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Throw out bearing. If it goes, it can cause problems, and the problem is that it's not really a progressive thing. You might be ok for a year, it may go out tomorrow. I started hearing mine at about 93k miles and just did the clutch too.

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Old 06-27-2003, 06:02 AM   #3
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hey, what kind of squeak (almost like a squeaky belt) at idle, in neutral, goes away when the clutch is partially depressed? am i looking at a big transmission problem?
I have that sqeak too, but my guess is that the part, where the clutch cable attaches to the clutch lever is slightly rubbing due to engine vibration, causing that annoying sqeak.

I think a little bit of grease should fix it...

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Old 06-27-2003, 01:53 PM   #4
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wow, thanks all! good and bad news, bummer. i'll hope its the simple fix, but i imagine there's the risk of the throwout bearing. how much does that run? jeesh! how would i diagnose betw. the 2?
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Old 06-27-2003, 02:02 PM   #5
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I'd still put $ on the throw-out bearing. How to differentiate, dunno, that's the frustrating part about throw-out bearings. And more bad news is that the whole clutch, throw-out bearing, flywheel may set you back upwards of $1k. How many miles do you have? Like I say, I was at ~90k miles and had herad numerous times that turbo Legacies clutches were prone to go out about that time, so I figured I might as well do it then. They found that my flywheel was cracking while in there and did that too. Good luck. If the other guy comes up with a lube-type fix, great, but I'd still guess TOB.

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Old 06-27-2003, 08:20 PM   #6
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Do the 97's have a cable? My 98 is hydraulic
If yours is hydraulic, I would start budgeting for a full clutch job if you are going to have it done.
The incremental cost for a flywheel (Exedy lightweight?), ACT clutch and TOB added to the labor is small. I mean, it is all apart anyway.
If you can do it yourself, you can just do the TOB, but I would still do the whole thing since it is a PITA to do it several times.
If it is a cable, MAYBE it can be greased and the sound will go away. I don't think so though.
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Old 06-30-2003, 08:03 AM   #7
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I'll try to take some time today for an attempt to fix my squeak. My car is a '95 BG and it has a cable.

In any case, my squeak is not loud and I only hear it at idle.. It somewhat co-relates with engine movement/vibrations at idle, that's why I guess it could be the cable/grease thing...

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Old 07-01-2003, 09:31 AM   #8
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I'll try to take some time today for an attempt to fix my squeak. My car is a '95 BG and it has a cable.
I greased the cable/clutch assembly, but the squeak is still there.

So unfortunately - I was wrong.

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Old 07-01-2003, 10:40 AM   #9
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I greased the cable/clutch assembly, but the squeak is still there.

So unfortunately - I was wrong.

D.
Shoot, sorry to hear that. I was actually convinced that mine was a pulley or something initially, but after a month or more of witnessing it coincide so perfectly with putting the clutch in and it seemingly getting a little bit worse all the time, I finally knew it was the TOB. Let us know if that's what it ends up being for both you guys.

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Old 07-06-2003, 09:46 PM   #10
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Yep, I have def. been thinking/hoping its just a pulley or belt, but the constant squealing sound def. goes away the second I put the clutch pedal in, just a little bit. Dang $1K is a big hit! How much does labor run anyway? I imagine they have to prop the engine, drop the tranny and slide it out/back?
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Old 07-06-2003, 10:04 PM   #11
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i have the same squeek... as soon as the clutch is depressed it goes away... i have 72k on mine... anyone else have experience with this... in other words anyone else think it is probably the throwout bearing and the whole thing needs to be replaced?
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Old 07-07-2003, 10:12 AM   #12
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oh yeah, forgot to mention, my mileage is about 70K too. squeak squeak squeak ...
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Its just the TOB. When you push in the clutch you apply enough pressure to it that stops the noise because the two pieces of metal are compressing down against the worn out bearings inside. If you have some friends and access to power tools its a quick install.
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Old 07-07-2003, 05:11 PM   #14
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Just got a quote from a shop @ around $300 for labor and $20 for the part! They said you may as well do the whole thing since most of the labor is just taking the dang thing apart. Are you saying this is a "do it yourself" exercise?
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Old 07-07-2003, 05:44 PM   #15
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Wha, wha, wha? How can a TOB be $20? If it's true, I sure would like to know the supplier.

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Old 07-07-2003, 05:54 PM   #16
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Id leave it until you save the money to have a clutch installed at the same time
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