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suddste

Whining Noise

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Hi,

About a year ago I noticed a whining noise and thought nothing of it untill now where the noise has increased a bit.

I want to know what it is, the symtoms are:

-When I push the clutch in, the noise goes away

-When the clutch is pushed in, going down a hill keeping the same speed the noise is still gone untill the clutch is back up

-In neutral and rev'ing the car the noise isnt there

-Changes in tone at about 50mph

-Noise is the same in any gear

-just after starting, somtimes I hear a slight spin up sound just after starting, but it's not that loud.

Any ideas? It's bugging me a little

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sounds like the clutch release bearing

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If its on an ST170 it could be the Dual Mass flywheel on its way out

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yeah mate id say release bearing or flywheel , id say flywheel more likely tho as release bearing will probably be more of a cluncking.

outside chance it could be a bearing in the gearbox too.

jack it up and get the old stethoscope out :D

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yeah mate id say release bearing or flywheel , id say flywheel more likely tho as release bearing will probably be more of a cluncking.

outside chance it could be a bearing in the gearbox too.

jack it up and get the old stethoscope out :D

it cant be the release bearing, that was changed in a clutch kit a while ago

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my money will be on the flywheel

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my money will be on the flywheel

I dont see how it would be mate, it's not a DMF

one other symptom is that its not REALLY loud, just there and annoying cos it's getting worse

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I would put money on it being the release bearing

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having had it on my mk1 release bearing either the new ones popped a seal like mine did or the hydraulics need bled

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having had it on my mk1 release bearing either the new ones popped a seal like mine did or the hydraulics need bled

it cant be, I had the noise appear before the clutch was done, and after the noise is still there 6 months later after the clutch was done. And a clutch kit was fitted

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john mate if its coming from the clutch its the bearing wether it was changed or not i had a kit fitted and within 1 week the new slave cylinder seal popped and leaked it was a faulty part i had it redone under the ford dealers warranty as it was a faulty part whole kit had to be redone again either that or the garage didnt do the job they claimed to do and didnt fit a new slave cylinder you dont have a dmf so its the only option im afraid as you said before youve had issues since the clutch was first done

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well only thing i could say mate if somebody brought one in and described those problems id check : clutch and release bearing + fly wheel , and then id probably run it thro a few gears with stethoscope on gearbox, and go from there. apart from that it would be trial and error :)

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What about the spiggot bearing?

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Mates, I dont think its to do with the clutch. The noise was there before and after the clutch change so it cant be the clutch at all.

Anymore ideas?

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As above, spiggot bearing?

I have no ideaa what those are lol!

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Its in the centre of the flywheel, usually quite small

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Guys, I think that you think this whining noise is VERY LOUD and cant hear anything else; it isnt it's a small whining noise

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Eh, any bearing can produce a small noise... Nobody has suggested that it's loud

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Is the noise apparent throughout a certain rev range of all the revs?

E.g. Only noticeable between 1500 and 2000 revs or is it the entire rev range?

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Is the noise apparent throughout a certain rev range of all the revs?

E.g. Only noticeable between 1500 and 2000 revs or is it the entire rev range?

A year sgo when I first noticed the noise it only happened at exactly 40mph and 2,000rpm.

Now it seems apparent in all gears and all speeds but a different tone

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I still reckon lay shaft bearing.

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I still reckon lay shaft bearing.

Thanks, is it an expensive fix? What happens if I leave it alone

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Remember it's only my suggestion of the problem but it's not a cheap job and a knackered lay shaft bearing can result in a scragged gearbox.

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