My mustang is smoking and making a screeching sound.
The problem first started when I was driving and the car just died on me. I had to pop the clutch to get it home. On the way it started making a loud screeching noise along with heavy smoke from the engine. The car is draining the battery extremly fast too. Not the alternator though because the lights and everything stays on. The car just doesn't turn over. What do you think?
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Re: My mustang is smoking and making a screeching sound.
You have a Bad Belt Tensioner and will need a new one and Possibly a new Belt. Have the Alternator Checked also. It could have gone Bad during these Problems. If the Tensioner is Not keeping the Belt very Tight it will not allow the Alt. To charge the Battery and it will drain very fast.
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Is it squeeling or a sound like metal to metal as if it squeels, then perhaps your alternator is getting bad or your serp belt, if its the other than perhaps your clutch maybe going start with the clutch flywheel hope that helps
Sounds to me like you had an electrical burn out or near fire condition. Water may have gotten into an open area like wiring harness or fuse block and caused a short and what you were smelling is the insulation or other plastics burning. I would take the car to a auto electric specialist for diagnostics.
There are 2 rods inside the transmission that had each gear on. The upper rod which is also the input shaft that goes through the clutch has 1, 3, 5. The lower rod that sits right under it has the other gears on it. Each one of those rods have bearings on each end. The upper rod may bearing may be bad and may have come apart inside the trans.
the screaching sound was most probably the throwout bearing with no grease in it and it has collapsed possibly damaging the pressur plate fingers that the bearing sits on, thats most probably why it felt like the clutch was not engaged when you pushed it in.
I would say you are up for a new clutch and whatever else has been damaged in the process