Headlights and transmission?

Tiny
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When I get the car to highway speeds and let off the accelerator, I can hear a screaming sound coming from the front driver's side area. If I put in neutral and coast or push on the accelerator the sound goes away. I’ve replaced the driver's side wheel bearing and replaced brake caliper bracket bolts that were missing the washers, so they were rubbing on the rotor. None of that has been any help. I also had the transmission and clutch looked over and they said it looked fine. It also makes a rattling sound in reverse or when it’s cold until it has run a few miles and warmed up.
The other day driving to work one high break went out then a few seconds later the other did. The low beams still worked. Today I switched the fuses and relays from high to low and high still didn’t work, so I put fuses and relays back where they were and now neither low nor high work. Went and got a new fuse and relay to try and get at least low beam back but that didn’t work either so now I have nothing except parking lights.
Saturday, November 12th, 2022 AT 4:47 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

When you check the fuse, it is important to confirm there is power to and from it. Here is a link you may find helpful.

Next, is it possible for you to record the sound and upload it for me to hear? Also, does this happen every time or is it intermittent? Does the clutch seem to work properly? Is there a vibration when it happens or is anything other noticed?

Let me know.

Joe
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Sunday, November 13th, 2022 AT 5:15 PM
Tiny
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The clutch pedal comes almost all the way out before it engages. If I go 70 downhill and have my foot off the accelerator the noise appears. If I push the accelerator, put it in neutral, or press the clutch down the noise goes away. I’m going off of them telling me the clutch was fine but that’s what I think it is.
I haven’t been able to check power on any fuses yet but will soon.
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Monday, November 14th, 2022 AT 5:20 AM
Tiny
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It’s a scraping sound like when brakes are metal on metal. Brakes are new and it did it with the old ones too.
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Monday, November 14th, 2022 AT 5:22 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

To eliminate the noise requires pressure to be removed. Are there any leaks where the axle connects to the transmission? It could be related to the output shaft bearing on that side of the transmission.

It could also be related to the release bearing which is part of the clutch assembly. If possible, record it and upload it for me to hear. Let me know if you can't do that.

Take care,

Joe
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Monday, November 14th, 2022 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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I just noticed I didn't attach the link above related to checking power to the fuse box.

Here is the link:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

I hope this helps.

Joe
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Monday, November 14th, 2022 AT 8:19 PM
Tiny
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I tried to get a recording but since you have to be going Highway speeds the road noise is all you hear. When I replaced the alternator and belt last week, I had the car jacked up and the passenger wheel off to get to things better, when I got the new parts on, I started the car with it still on the jack and in neutral, the wheel was spinning. If I just grabbed it, it would stop but once I let go it would spin again.
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 AT 5:29 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

When there is no resistance on the wheel, that is normal. By chance, did you check to make sure neither of the rotors' dust covers was slightly bent and rubbing against the brake rotor?

Let me know.

Joe
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the passenger side looks perfect, the driver's side isn’t even on there.
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Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 AT 4:54 AM
Tiny
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Okay. Check all around the rear of the rotor to see if there is a rusted piece that may have come apart and is stuck causing the noise.

This is a theory at this point. Not being there makes it a bit more difficult. I hope you understand. LOL

Take care,

Joe
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Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 AT 7:46 PM

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