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01 Bullitt's Throwout bearing making noise, So new clutch time lol

Discussion in 'SN-95 and New Edge Mustangs' started by gonebrokeracing, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. gonebrokeracing

    gonebrokeracing Member Established Member

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    I replaced everything about 4 years ago with a Exedy, Stock cobra spec and a Ford OEM throwout bearing.
    It started chirping awhile back, I just put a turn on the firewall adj and it went away.
    But now over the last few weeks, when I turn the engine off with the clutch out I get a quick jingling sound and with the clutch pushed in I get nothing. Also I hear a sandy/scrapy sound when i'm driving close to barriers and walls. I'm almost sure its the Throwout Bearing.

    Now I'm not sure if I should put a clutch in it while there ????
    I'd like to just put a Ford Clutch because it comes with the FMS Throwout bearing.
    But I want to keep a soft pedal and its basically all stock.
    Just 3.73gears and bolts-ons
    Clutch is 11" x 1/16" 10spline 6 bolt crank
     
  2. 2001Bullitt

    2001Bullitt Active Member Established Member

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    I’ve been running the Exedy stage 2 with the Ford Racing t/o bearing for I want to say 4 years now on my 01 Bullitt pushing 509/518. Pedal is like stock with no issues. I would assume you are right with the bearing being toast, unless you fragged a spring in the pressure plate. Curious to see what happens.
     
  3. BMAC96GT

    BMAC96GT New Member Established Member

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    It does sound like the throwout bearing. Since you'll have everything apart I would go ahead and pull the clutch and see what it looks like. If it needs to be replaced, Valeo makes a good cheap stock replacement clutch for our cars that works great
     

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