The throwout bearing is what pushes against the fingers on the pressure plate and disengages the clutch to allow the shifting of the tranny. The bearing is failing but it still is doing its job. However, it is starting to grumble like an old man and replacement of the throwout is part of a clutch replacement. Replacing the clutch is very near for you.
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Monday, December 11th, 2006 AT 8:19 AM