When the clutch pedal is depressed there is a metallic shrieking sound which goes away when the pedal is let out. the clutch is not slipping and gear changes are smooth except for the sound. there is fluid in the clutch reservoir,but it is below the max line.
Yeah, sounds like the throw out bearing. easy fix . just time consuming. When I put in my racing clutch on my GT , I was so suprised how easy the bearing was to replace. hardest part is taking out the transmission , starter bolts and the top of bell housing bolts were a pain. but once past that, its a breeze.
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Re: shrieking clutch 1996 mustang gt
Probably a throw-out bearing, also called a clutch release bearing. It will eventually have to be replaced, and sooner better than later. If it freezes up completely, you can do some damage to the clutch assembly or release arm.
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There is no such thing as an electronic clutch. Assuming your talking about the clutch associated with the transmission. The clutch is engaged via a cable going from the clutch itself to the clutch pedal through the firewall. There is also a clutch quadrant under the dash (attached to the pedal) that is self adjusting. If this goes bad then you need to replace it. What is the issue your experiencing?
I'll assume you mean the switch that won't allow you to start the car unless the clutch pedal is depressed? If so this is not recommended as it's a safety feature. If you disable this the car will move if started in gear and this could be very dangerous.
To bypass this you will simply have to jumper the wires together to make the connection as if the clutch were depressed. You'll need to test these with a test light or multi-meter to figure out the proper wires.
I had this same problem the cable is fine its a clip on outer cable to stop it mooving when you press clutch mine poped when I tightened the clutch cable still don't have solution though waiting to payday to take it to garage
Worn throw out bearing, replace or the problem may damage other components. This requires dropping the entire transmission. this bearing sits between the clutch pressure plate and clutch slave assembly. When the clutch pedal is pressed, the bearing makes contact with the spinning clutch pressure plate. If defective, grinding/squealing noises may be heard. If the bearing fully fails, loose debris may damage other components. Replace immediately!!
sounds like the main shaft bearings within the gearbox itself. i would of said the release bearing but u already changed it. the main shaft doesnt spin with the clutch pedal pressed. check for oil leaks and check the oil level in the gearbox.