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There is a screeching sound within the transmission. but when clutch is pressed down the noise disappears. what could the source of this problem?

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Clutch release bearing is worn out...needs replacement.(while your at it replace the whole assembly.)

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The noise you hear, is it a screeching one or is it like the gears rubbing eachother.
If its a screeching noise thn its the release bearing and if its a heavier grinding noise thn its the gears.
Guess you will have to replace the clutch pressure plate, its highly recomended though to replace the pro-kit,i.e the clutch plate, pressure plate and the release bearing.
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