Can be either of these problems.
CLUTCH SQUEALING NOISE - REPLACE CLUTCH DISC TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN Reference Number(s): CAAT. H, NO. 95-02, Date of Issue: May 1995 Related Ref Number(s): CAT. H, NO. 95-02 ARTICLE BEGINNING CLUTCH SQUEALING NOISE Models: 1990-93 Mazda 323/Protege 1994 Mazda 323 1992-94 Mazda MX-3 1994 Mazda Protege Category: H - Clutch Bulletin No.: 95-02 Date: May 1995 APPLICABLE MODELS/VINS/WITH MANUAL TRANSAXLES All 1992 MX-3 vehicles with a B6 engine and a VIN range of JM1BG23 ** R0700001 through JM1BG23 ** R0745862. All 1993 MX-3 vehicles with a K8 engine and a VIN range of JM1EC43 ** P0200001 through JM1EC43 ** P0230541. All 1994 MX-3 vehicles with a B6 engine and a VIN range of JM1EC43 ** R0300001 through JM1EC43 ** R0302013. All 1994 Protege vehicles with a BPSOHC engine and a VIN range of JM1BG **** R0700001 through JM1BG **** R0789348. DESCRIPTION A squeal noise may be heard when releasing the clutch (moving the vehicle from a stop or shifting gears). The squeal is caused by mismatched springs in the cushioning plate of the clutch. To prevent squealing, the thickness of the cushioning plate has increased. REPAIR PROCEDURE 1. Verify the complaint.
WARRANTY INFORMATION Applies To Verified Customer Complaints On Vehicles Covered Under Normal Warranty. Refer To The SRT Microfiche For Warranty Term Information. Warranty Type: A Symptom Code: 82 Damage Code: 9E Process Number: E4002A (323/Protege) E4001A (MX-3) Part Number Main Cause: See Parts Information Quantity: 1 Operation Number/Labor Hours: H0202ARX / 2.3Hrs. (323/Protege) H0202BRX / 4.0Hrs. (MX-3 with a K8 engine) H0202ARX / 3.1Hrs. (MX-3 with a B6 engine)
NOTE: 1. The only repair for the clutch covered under the 36/50,000 warranty is "Clutch Squealing". No other clutch complaints are covered under this warranty. 1. Only clutch disc replacement is required for this repair. Replacement of the clutch cover is not covered under this repair.
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