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trujap
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Grinding sound?
#255828 - 04/18/03 03:41 PM

I've SEARCHED it already and couldn't find anyone with a similar problem, so i'm going to ask it right now!
I'm getting this grinding sound from I think the clutch when it's almost at it's release point. It happens only when I start up from a stand still. It doesn't seem to be so serious becuase I'm still able to drive around it's just a get that weird sound when fully stopped and then engaged!
Any thoughts would be appricated thanks.

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trujap
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Re: Grinding sound? new
#256180 (Re: trujap) 04/18/03 10:43 PM

Can anyone help me out there?

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TGO
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Re: Grinding sound? new
#256225 (Re: trujap) 04/18/03 11:50 PM

Is it really grinding? Often, you get some sort of feedback from the shifter when you're grinding gears. Maybe you're experiencing gear roolover? I tend to get a chattering if I bog the engine. If you could elaborate som emore on the problem it would help.

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trujap
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Re: Grinding sound? new
#256243 (Re: TGO) 04/19/03 12:09 AM

When I come to a full stop and then move it only makes a grinding sound. The grinding sound comes when i engage the clutch at it's friction point, so pretty much when the car starts to move forward. It only does it from first to go and it does it all the time lately. I dont really notice anything bad with the car. However I do have about 165K on the car so I'm thinking it might be the clutch that's about to let loose one day. The sound is almost like grinding of something but I have no idea what it it. The sound is coming from around the feet area not the shifter at all!
If you need anymore info let me know thanks TheGreatOne


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Gerald
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Re: Grinding sound? new
#256271 (Re: trujap) 04/19/03 12:52 AM

Is it a metallic rattling sound? If so, what kind of gas are you using?

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trujap
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Re: Grinding sound? new
#256348 (Re: Gerald) 04/19/03 02:33 AM

Hm... metalics I dont really know what your saying. I'm just using regular gas.

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civic_smoker
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Re: Grinding sound? new
#257165 (Re: trujap) 04/20/03 05:21 AM

i sounds like it has nothing to do with the clutch, check your bearings, CV joints Etc...also, u may have totaly fukced your first gear.

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civic_smoker
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Re: Grinding sound? new
#257166 (Re: civic_smoker) 04/20/03 05:23 AM

o wait i just realized what it is...sounds a lot like a bad throw out bearing...

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trujap
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Re: Grinding sound? new
#257238 (Re: civic_smoker) 04/20/03 07:39 AM

what's the throw out bearing?? Is it really serious or not really?


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Vroooom
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Re: Grinding sound? new
#257298 (Re: civic_smoker) 04/20/03 02:33 PM

My car does the exact same thing. It's not a sharp grinding, but obviously coming from the front end. I've sort of assumed that it was the throwout bearing, and am budgeting for a a new clutch this year. When the noise gets worse it'll get fixed.

I now this isn't proactive car care, but I am beeing pragmatic. Money is tight.

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