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Old 10-08-2018, 08:49 AM
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Clutch issues

Been browsing forums and cant seem to find a solution as of yet, wondering if anyone can help me out:

Problem is that while im driving im getting a squealing sound from under the car. However it goes away when i push in the clutch but then i get a whirling sound and upong releasing the pedal towards the top when it catches it feels kind of gritty. Gears dont slip or grind. Only thing ive found is that it could be a throw out bearing? Just curious if anyone has had this problem recently.
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Old 10-08-2018, 02:19 PM
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Sounds like your clutch-release (throw-out) bearing is on its way out. Replacement requires transmission removal, may as well replace the whole clutch assembly if going that far in.
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Had the same issue after first purchasing my 8 definitely the throw out bearing get this fixed before to long other wise you will have to do the whole clutch assembly even if you don't want but like he said mine as well do the clutch while your at it
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Thanks guys greatly appreciated. If its pretty noisy how long do you think i could baby it? Dont have the cash rn to fix it. Mazda wanted 2100 or 1600. My guy wants 1100, reasonable?
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Wow, $1100? I can pull and reinstall the transmission in 4-5 hours.
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I paid a little over 1000 for fixing the bearing and the entire clutch assembly(that's parts and labor). I think I let mine go for a about a month or two before it went completely but yours could be worse and go sooner or last longer but I would get it fixed asap or it will be more expensive to fix if it goes
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Wow, $1100? I can pull and reinstall the transmission in 4-5 hours.
Shops usually operate at $75-125 a labor hour, most are above $100, so that price isn't unusual depending upon part cost. Considering the potential situation of no discounts and you could be looking at $700 just in parts for OEM clutch equipment. Resurfacing or replacement of the flywheel should always be done (not that it always is) which is an added process with its own labor to consider.
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I guess I've been doing my own work on my car for so long that I've forgotten how expensive it is for other people to do it.
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