99 Dodge Neon DOHC Transmission Problem

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LOPEZJC
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  • 1999 DODGE NEON
MY TRANSMISSION HAS A RATTLING NOISE, IT HAS ABOUT 95,500 MILES ON IT. IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN THE CAR IS IN IDLE, THE CLUTCH IS OUT, AND IT IS IN NEURTAL. WHEN I PUSH THE CLUTCH IN, THE NOISE STOPS.
I KNOW IT IS EITHER THE THROW OUT BEARING OR THE INPUT BEARING, BUT I AM NOT SURE WHICH ONE IT IS. IS THERE ANY WAY TO ISOLATE IT BEFORE I TAKE THE TRANS. OUT? THE CLUTCH AND THE TROW OUT BEARING ARE NEW, BUT IS THERE ANY CHANCE THE THROW OUT BEARING IS DEFECTIVE?
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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 AT 11:34 AM

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Tiny
LOSONE
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The only way is to drop the tranny. I suspect that the pressure plate might have a high tine causing the throw out bearing to "ting" the pressure plate. Let me know as I can't hear the noise.
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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 AT 12:14 PM
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LOPEZJC
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The pressure plate and the clutch are new, so is the throw out bearing. It makes a rattling and grinding noise. I called cottmans and they said that they put a clutch package in, but the mechanic here at the auto hobby shop on base thinks that they might not have changed the throw out bearing.
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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 AT 2:41 PM
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LOSONE
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From an old retired 1stSgt out of the automotive arena, I think the auto shop guy is correct. I never did like the shops you took it too. Let me know
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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 AT 4:10 PM
Tiny
LOPEZJC
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Ok, I'm back and have finally got around to tearing out the trans. Turns out we were right the throw out bearing clip had snapped off and had angled out of position. The clips on these things are too small and made out of plastic but that is the only way they come. I took it to Cottman's and the manager was a little upset that he had to replace the part. I am glad that I did the work, because I have a feeling that they would have fixed it and broke the input bearings to prove their point.
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Monday, May 1st, 2006 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
LOSONE
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Good job, glad to see you did it right. That is one shop I don't trust as well as all the other franchises. Thanks for the reply.
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Monday, May 1st, 2006 AT 8:35 PM

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