2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Please Help ASAP! Clutch Throwout

Tiny
MUDGIRL13
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  • 2001 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 178,000 MILES
I have 01 Eclipse and for almost 2 months I have heard this noise when I release off the clutch and usually in the first few gears. It has gotten a little worse like when im idleing I can hear it a bit but it is louder when I am shifting. Try to make this sound better it gets loud when I raise the rpms to shift into the next gear. When the clutch is engaged it goes away but if I slowly release the clutch I can hear and feel the noise. Is this the throw out bearing? My mechanic said it was but by doing research There are mixed reactions to what it would be. Also how long do I have until it "goes"? Many people say It could take months. What happens when I "goes"?
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 6:26 PM

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Tiny
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First of all thank you so much for your donation. It sure sound's like a bad throw out bearing. Can you hear the noise in neutral when letting out the clutch pedal?There is no telling how long before it let's go all the way. When it does you will most likely have no more clutch control.
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 7:06 PM
Tiny
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Yes I can hear the noise when I let out the clutch in neutral but it is much louder when I shift from 1st to second at about 2500 rpms. But when I push in the clutch the noise goes away. Is it better to just changed the clutch anyway instead of just the bearing?
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 8:01 PM
Tiny
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With the mileage you have I would replace the whole clutch better to go in there once then again later.I would make sure the bearing is bad when you take the clutch apart but it sound's just like a bad throw out bearing.
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 10:17 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the clutch 2 years ago but I was thinking of just replacing it anyway for the same reasons. Just nervous about how much time I have its a ticking time bomb and its going to be at least 2 weeks before anything gets done. Thanks for your thoughts!
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 2:27 PM
Tiny
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You could always just have a look at the clutch and if you want to change it change it.
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 3:02 PM
Tiny
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My mechanic is going to charge me the same wether he just replaces the bearing or the whole clutch so even though the bearing is $20 its better to just spend $200 and get the whole thing replaced again.I was reading somewhere that people had the bearing go after like 9,000 miles! They must be hard on the clutch or something.I have had nothing but manual cars and have never had this happen to me before.
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like a good plan get a good bearing.
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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So Just had the clutch replaced w/ the bearing and come to find out it was also a bearing in the transmission making alot of the noise and I feared that. My tranny is rare and VERY expensive! So im wondering if the bearing is easy to get to and how hard the job would be?
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 5:22 PM
Tiny
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Sorry to hear about the bad new's so is the transmission still out of the car?Also which bearing are they saying is bad?IS it the input shaft bearing that is bad that would be the shaft on the transmission that goes into the clutch?Let me know so we can figure out how big of job that would be.
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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Not too sure which bearing it is. The transmission is back in the car and the car is running but still is making the loud noise. Same as before just not as bad I guess but still pretty loud. Same as when I push the clutch in the noise goes away and then comes back when I let it out. How many bearings are in the transmission?
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 6:54 PM
Tiny
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There are two support bearing on the input shaft one on each end my guess is the one on the side just under case where the shaft come's out to go into the clutch is bad.But without taking the transmission apart you never really know what is wrong or how bad the damage is.If it's just that bearing it shouldn't be too bad of a repair cost.Call out number 12 in the diagram i posted is the bearing i was telling you about.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_2001_mitsubishi_eclipse_trans_1.jpg

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 AT 1:25 PM

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