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Throw Out Bearing (TOB) Noise (bad design).

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by Tweaker, Aug 14, 2003.

Is your Throw-out Bearing noisy or has been replaced?

  1. YES!

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  2. NO.

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  1. dew.man

    dew.man ... Established Member

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    Have you tried adjusting your clutch?

    Mine was like that (one of the reasons the previous owner decided to get rid of it), but once I got my clutch engaging half way up instead of off the floor, the problem went away, and now it's butter :banana:
     
  2. einzatgroupen

    einzatgroupen 03 cobra Established Member

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    Ive been adjusting it so much that I am all most positive it's not that. Any other ideas?
     
  3. JB

    JB beautiful loser Established Member

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    do you have an LDC Chicago Clutch Freeplay Correction Kit ??
    this return spring keeps my TOB away from the pressure plate and I love it

    proper adjustment necessitates removal of inspection cover to verify sufficient slack......you need to allow the bearing to clear the PP fingers when the pedal is at rest
     
  4. todd4566

    todd4566 Man Of Steel Established Member

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    ^ I know that spring is intended for aftermarket quadrants, but would it still work on the factory setup as a TOB silencer?
     
  5. JB

    JB beautiful loser Established Member

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    it is designed to be used on a cable that has slack in it.

    I've had a firewall adjuster since the very beginning so I've forgotten what the stock setup is even like

    I couldn't tell you for sure if it would have any effect
     
  6. EVO1313

    EVO1313 New Member

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    AFTER READING AND TALKING TO A FEW OF YOU I WAS SURE THAT MY RETAINER TUBE WAS SCREWED UP DUE TO THE NOISE AND IRRATIC SHIFTING ABILITY.
    I WAS TOLD THAT THE STOCK ONE WAS ALUMINUM AND THAT IF I WAS GOING INTO THE TRANS TO BUY A STEEL ONE. I DID.
    COME TO FIND OUT THE RETAINER TUBE WAS BROKEN AND FROM THE FACTORY WAS STEEL. MY CAR IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY SO THEY REPLACED THE TRANSMISION HOUSING AS WELL AS THE RETAINER TUBE (THATS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GET THE TUBE FROM FORD:shrug: ) TOB AND CLUTCH.
    THE PROBLEM IS ITS STILL VERY HARD TO GET INTO 1ST AND REV.:cuss:
    ANY SUGGESTIONS - BENT SHIFT FORKS? -TRANNY GEARS? WHAT?
     
  7. swiss-cobra

    swiss-cobra Member Established Member

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    Spec Stage 2 Clutch Kit

    My baby started making noise 2 month ago (15000 miles). I read the whole thread, but i'm still confused... would a Spec Clutch Kit solve the problem?
    http://www.need-4-speed.com/spec.htm

    thanks Julian
     
  8. 2003SVTSnake

    2003SVTSnake You can buy happiness! Established Member

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    I have a centerforce, steeda adjust/quad, and I had my TOB replaced on warranty by Ford at 30,000 something, but now @ 46,000, its going out like there is no tomorrow. I hope my retainer isn't cracked. Any ideas?
     
  9. 10thSVT

    10thSVT SVT Poster Established Member

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    I had a Centerforce dual friction and a new flywheel with a TOB and it has been fine for about 4 months now it is starting to squeal when I left of on the clutch it stops when I engauge the clutch...:shrug:
     
  10. jbrown6

    jbrown6 New Member

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    My first TOB started making noise at 9000 miles. Ford has a TSB on this issue and replaced the clutch, pressure plate, TOB, pilot bearing, and flywheel according to the TSB. The bearing retainer was cracked so Ford replaced the front case and the bearing retainer on the trans. Ford list one part number for the front case & bearing retainer. This was all covered under 3/36 warranty. My second TOB started making noise at 25,000 miles. No help from Ford with warranty coverage this time. I went with a Spec Stage II Kit and Flywheel, Steel bearing retainer, Fiore Quadrant & Firewall Adjuster, and a Free play correction kit. I am very easy on the clutch and have put as much as 400,000 miles on OEM clutches in the past. A design flaw in my opinion.
     
  11. Wintermute

    Wintermute Banned

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    What was your total cost on this ? Are you fixed now ?
     
  12. 03CobraBro

    03CobraBro I'll cut your ass... Established Member

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    If we ever figure this damn thing out it sure as hell better be a sticky in the driveline thread in the terminator section...
     
  13. JB

    JB beautiful loser Established Member

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    I've said this before but I'll say it again:

    MANY noisy TOB's are nothing more than a clutch cable that's too tight (and lack of a return spring, which is easily remedied with the LDC kit)

    if the bearing isn't spinning when pedal is at rest, it is silent

    you just have to make sure that you are still getting complete disengagment with pedal depressed....and you might have to adjust your shifting style
     
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  14. BostonStrangler

    BostonStrangler B. A. M. F. Established Member

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    My TOB went. They fixed it. 2 weeks later my 3rd and 4th gear went. 5 weeks in the shop and a nasty letter to the GM of the dealer i got it back. they only replaced the gears and sycros. total bullshit. they only fix whats broken, they told me they will not replace the whole trans. replacing the whole trans would have been smarter, faster and more cost effective. They had my trans in and out of the car like 5 times and took it apart 4 times. what a waste.
     
  15. JB

    JB beautiful loser Established Member

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    I've run the TOB that came with my SPEC for the last 13,000 miles

    when I had the trans out last Winter there was no wear on the guide tube

    I didn't expect to see any as it's kinda difficult for a plastic collar to wear into a steel retainer
     
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  16. BostonStrangler

    BostonStrangler B. A. M. F. Established Member

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    they did mine under warranty no problem. even got a 06 explorer as a rental to beat on for the day.:-D
     

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