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chirp from bellhousing
turbotbsrock Offline
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did a auto to 5- spd. swap and i have a chirping noise coming from the bellhousing area,only when clutch is engaged. Slight pressure on the pedal and the noise is gone, another new release brg. noise came back in a day. Anyone come across this ?

whyty88tc Offline
From an earlier post I seen where the clutch pivot ball is where the "bird chirpping" is coming from. Mine was doing the same thing until this weekend when I bought a small packet of spark plug Anti-seize compound from Auto Zone. Part of the plastic cover on my slave cylinder was broken so I put some anti-seize on the end of a long flat blade screw driver and put in the pivot section of the clutch fork. The last two days have been all I have to do is to get the rear disc brakes to quiet down.
Since it has been only two days I am not sure if this is the best/correct fix but it has worked the last two days for me.
Gary F

Pete D Offline
Lots of us have had noise from the bell housing area. Did you put some grease on the clutch fork ball pivot that whyty88tc mentioned?

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BJL Offline
I ahve the saem niose, i spray Lithem grease in there and it dint work and wel now it soudn liek its startin to knock, ugh, im nto takin my trans out just for that!

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Kev Offline
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All 3 TCs I've had have made this noise. Even after a new clutch and throw out bearing I still had the noise. It's known around here as "the throwout bearing sings" I guess it's a pretty common occurance if it has it's own saying.

1988 TC 5spd

Hybridbird Offline
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You SPRAYED grease into your bellhousing???That can't be good if your trying to keep you clutch FROM slipping....Just my $.02.

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