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CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING NOISE #1210941 Thu Mar 30 2017 10:04 PM
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zoegrant Offline OP
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There is a possibility that when I installed a new throwout bearing and clutch that I installed the clutch plate backwards as I hear what I would describe as a rubbing or brushing noise when I depress the clutch pedal....it does not sound like a typical throwout bearing noise.
But ....maybe the new release bearing is bad. I did not add any grease to it when installing.....my question is this, Is there a way to tell if the clutch is installed backwards without pulling back the tranny ???


1953 chevy 1/2 ton with 3 speed 318 on floor and 1955 235 engine
Re: CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING NOISE [Re: zoegrant] #1210949 Thu Mar 30 2017 11:04 PM
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tclederman Offline
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Do you recall is the springs on the clutch plate/disc were on the flywheel side (incorrect) or on the throwout/release bearing side?

Did you obtain the throwout/release bearing in a clutch-assembly package (clutch-plate/pressure-plate/release-bearing). Maybe your throwout/release bearing's length does not match the height/thickness of the pressure plate?


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING NOISE [Re: zoegrant] #1210950 Thu Mar 30 2017 11:12 PM
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HandyAndy Offline
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zoegrant,

It sounds like installing the clutch backwards is a common mistake. Check this thread out: (CLICK).

Good luck,


Andy

His: 1947 Chevrolet 3100
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred

"A Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one." - Benjamin Franklin
Re: CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING NOISE [Re: zoegrant] #1210961 Fri Mar 31 2017 12:41 AM
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Tim...I don't remember which side the clutch disk faced and that why I was asking if there was a way to see which direction it faced without pulling the tranny back ?
I used the old clutch disk and the old pressure plate as they appeared to be good.
The throwout bearing was purchased from "chevy`s of the 40" vendor.
It was listed for a 53 Chevy. I presumed it was correct ?
I did measure it right up against the old one but maybe the old one was not correct for my truck ?
How would I tell if the throwout bearing is the right one for my truck ?
So I guess I have to pull the tranny again ????



1953 chevy 1/2 ton with 3 speed 318 on floor and 1955 235 engine
Re: CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING NOISE [Re: zoegrant] #1210962 Fri Mar 31 2017 12:54 AM
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tclederman Offline
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zoegrant,

Wait to see if any useful/helpful advice is posted.

If not, you will need to pull the transmission to look at the orientation of your clutch plate, and to see what length throwout bearing you have.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING NOISE [Re: zoegrant] #1210992 Fri Mar 31 2017 07:18 AM
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did you resurface the flywheel ? I know if you put in a new clutch without resurfaceing it will kinda chatter and grab a little at a time until you get rolling. . I wouldn't think this is the case if you used the old pressure plate and disc.Did the throwout bearing houseing fit good on the transmission nose ? Just thinkn out loud. noel in nm

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Re: CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING NOISE [Re: zoegrant] #1211029 Fri Mar 31 2017 04:26 PM
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zoegrant Offline OP
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Hi Noel...I did have the flywheel resurfaced.
There is no chatter to the clutch....the closest description of the noise that I can come up with is from an old post that "handyandy" referenced in his above post.
Not really sure what you mean when refering to "throwout bearing housing" fitting good on transmission nose ??????
What do you mean ????? ......thanks


1953 chevy 1/2 ton with 3 speed 318 on floor and 1955 235 engine
Re: CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING NOISE [Re: zoegrant] #1211111 Sat Apr 01 2017 03:25 AM
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I think you need to pull that tranny back for a closer look. I was thinkin that throw out bearing was a 2 piece unit. The bearing pressed in the part that slid back and forth when you applyed the clutch. I could be wrong. It's been awhile since I wrorked on one that new. noel

Re: CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING NOISE [Re: zoegrant] #1211118 Sat Apr 01 2017 03:55 AM
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zoegrant Offline OP
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Noel...My throwout bearing just lays in the in the fork.... I believe your right, I will have to pull that tranny back to see what is going on...thanks for the input.


1953 chevy 1/2 ton with 3 speed 318 on floor and 1955 235 engine
Re: CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING NOISE [Re: zoegrant] #1211124 Sat Apr 01 2017 04:45 AM
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jorb Offline
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If you are using the original pressure plate it could be the clearance
between the pressure plate drive lugs and the pressure plate housing guides.
Read this POST

Under Inspection Read
Number 3 & 4
Under Symptoms and probable cause Read
Rattling b.

Otherwise splines on clutch disc hub are bad or don't slide smoothly.

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