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Grinding Noise When Clutch Is Depressed, Lights Flicker

This problem just occured and it sounds so serious I dont even want to touch it. When i press down the clutch to start it, it sounds like its workikng REALLY hard as long as i keep the clutch depressed. When I let off and its sitting in neutral, everything sounds fine. Now what freaked me out was when I pressed the clutch in again to get moving, it makes a really loud grinding noise as long as its depressed, I can actually shift into gear and drive but It sounds so bad i only took it around the block to figure it out. If it helps, I don't seem to be leaking any fluid and everytime I press it down and the noise occurs, the lights on my dash and stereo dim for the whole time the clutch is depressed. If you need to know anything else, just ask. Thank You

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You may need to have your clutch cable adjusted ... it is most likely not releasing the clutch fully and grinding against the flywheel

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