Intermittent grinding when clutch is released.

Tiny
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  • 1995 NISSAN PATHFINDER
  • 176,469 MILES
I have a grinding I feel when the clutch pedal is pressed. It is occurs more when the vehicle is cold. I feel it in pedal and the shifter, but more so in the pedal. You can push down the pedal and hold it with no grinding but as soon you move the shifter from neutral (between 3rd and 4th gear) to between 1st and 2nd it will start to grind. As cold it will do it 75% of the time and when at operating temp it will only be 25% of the time. I'm thinking its the clutch release bearing, but wouldn't it be all time?
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 11:55 PM

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Tiny
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Yes. It should. When the noise occurs, is it only when the clutch pedal is pushed? If so, then yes, I feel it is a throw out bearing. If it makes noise with the clutch pedal out, then it may be the input bearing in the trans.

Roy
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 11:58 PM
Tiny
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The noise only happens when the clutch is slipping and during the slip the pitch of the changes. The noise only happens in the 1.5 of second your shifting gears or taking off from a stop.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 AT 5:11 AM

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