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Hi < i have a 1997 Ford Aspire . It appears to have a noisey clutch. When disengaged & in neutral its noisey . When depressed fully the noise goes . Is this a thrust bearing noise ?

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This is a bearing on the front of the input shaft of the transmission. A very common problem. The transmission will have to removed and taken apart. It is not a difficult or an expensive job if you do it yourself, just one bearing, but it would be helpful to have a service procedure. I may be able to dig it up if you like.

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    Dave C Aug 20, 2010

    This is not a thrust bearing problem as the noise is present when the clutch pedal is released (no foot on it), hence the clutch is engaged and the input shaft is spinning in neutral and the thrust bearing is not even touching the release fingers.

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    Dave C Aug 20, 2010

    It is called the transmission input shaft bearing, often misdiagnosed as a thrust bearing.

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You guessed it......this is the thrust bearing......when you put your foot on the clutch its puts this thrust bearing under load......and when released it is spinning on the shaft with no load on it....

bad news, you have to pull the gearbox out to get to it......

check the clutch whilst it's off, so you don't have to take the gearbox off again...if it fails later

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To fix something that old would not be very cost effective<br />as it would cost more then the car is worth, if you still want to repair it you should replace the <span id="ctl00_ctl00_MainColumn_CenterColumn_ThreadSolutions1_Repeater1_ctl00_lblSolution"> transmission. with a rebuilt or a good used one, Remember the cost is in the labor and it is fast and easier to replace then it is to remove repair and reinstall.<br /><br />good luck<br /></span>

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