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Frywheel,sound 0f a part going bad

I have a sound that sound like two brake shoes rubing together low tone undrerneath the drver side. i have just replace my brake pad. and what i want to know is could it be my frywheel ,trainmission or just need a wheel aligment.thank you

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Sounds to me the throw out bearing is worn out

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BOTH SIDES lock up, you never said, big error that............!
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chapter 4C5 to 7 in the FSM covers assembly
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