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Old 02-01-2011   #1
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whining noise until i press in clutch

i have a whining noise coming from car, it goes away when i press clutch in. also car is overheating, i replaced thermostat but its still doing it, running about 260 at idle. thanks.
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Old 02-01-2011   #2
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Re: whining noise until i press in clutch

Things to check ;

Whining noise ? Could be a throw out bearing that attaches to your clutch fork. With the e-brake on ,can you reach your head somewhat under the drivers side and listen to try to pinpoint where the noise is coming from.

Overheating ? First thing to check are your plastic air dams mounted below your radiator. They are a 3 piece construction and if one is gone it will make a difference in deflecting air through the engine compartment...How old is the radiator ? Core could be plugged with crud.. Our GTAs have a tendacy to run hot due to the front body style. (No grills for air).

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Re: whining noise until i press in clutch

thanks for your help, ill check it out.
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Old 02-01-2011   #4
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Re: whining noise until i press in clutch

Listen to djmarch,he is on the right track.Throw out bearing for sure.They like to whine b4 they start chattering.How old is the fluid?A good ol flush will sometimes do the trick.In time old head gaskets will plug up, so do the heater cores.Any fan issues?Poor air flow will screw u everythime.
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Re: whining noise until i press in clutch

its hard to do, but check in between the A/C core and rad, might have picked up some flower fluff or something. Had that happen and it caused some hot spots in mine.
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Old 02-02-2011   #6
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Re: whining noise until i press in clutch

thanks it was the fans not coming on i got them working but not correctly, i see the relay and another harness but theres loose wires all over it, anyone have a wiring diagram? merc i think it was you who told me about the vss it worked, thanks
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