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Rattle in Transmission

I have a noise in clutch or transmission can't really tell, only does it when you put it in gear, stops when to push clutch in.

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Your clutch relese bearing is making the noise it can be the first of sign of clutch problems if it has just started it should be ok for awhile but not long term.adrian

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