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vt manual Gearbox bearing/clutch noise??

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by jacob112, Aug 12, 2014.

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    Little problem with my vt v6 manual It has a weird noise Coming from the gearbox/clutch area sounds like a bearing maybe it goes in motion with the motor sort of a clacking noise it seems to only get loud when the cars hot been driving for a while the noise does go when the clutch is pushed in or if you push up against a gear(as if you were gonna put it in gear with no clutch) the noise goes, Any ideas?
     
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    yep- throw out bearing ..out of grease..replace ... means drop box out

    front gearbox bearing - would make a different noise
     
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    Clutch release bearing or if your lucky , if not (which I'm inclined to think you aren't) input shaft bearing....
     
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    Well why do you think it is the input shaft bearing? i might just replace both.
     
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    I also heard that a clatty/chatter noise when car is at operating temp(hot) with the clutch out in neutral with getrag gearboxes is normal??
     
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    A small amount of clutch chatter with a single mass flywheel yes is normal, but an abnormal noise your experiencing is not, if it is the input shaft bearing youd have to get the box reco'd the input shaft bearing isn't easy accessed, you need to split the box in half ( so diff shop job) doesn't matter what your problem is its box out time, then you'll know... At the least you'll have to replace clutch disc, pressure plate, re machine or new flywheel, new spigot , and new throw out bearing ....

    So knowing that that only leaves one other possibility the box is rooted.... So gear up to replace all that (which you would in a normal clutch change anyway) and worst case scenario you find it's the box and get a reco one :)

    If your curious pop the inspection cover off and have a looksey look for anything abnormal

    My advice is dont fix it unless its broken, if it dives fine but is a little noisey deal withit until u have the funds to fix it properly
     
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    Hmm interesting, i don't particually wanna spend all my money on getting a new clutch new throw out bearing And getting the box split in half, i think i might just invest in a new car... Lol Thanks for the info though.
     

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