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Old 10-30-2013, 08:48 AM   #1
02focusva
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02 ZX3 Grinding Noise while in gear

Background: 02 ZX3 with 89k have replaced in the past year the following: Rear brakes, ebrake cable, idler pulley, serp belt, plugs, wires, complete tune up, water pump, timing belt, all three motor mounts, clutch slave cylinder ( the one under the dash), 3 complete clutches put in the past 6 months. Frist one lasted a week was bad set from O Riley’s. Plate just came apart at rivets, so unrelated.
Second one master cylinder started to leak (made a grinding noise shortly before it crapped the bed) and lost pedal (3 months about 6k), this was the replacement that O Riley’s gave me for the first one. So I hauled to a transmission shop and they put in a Ford OEM set works great now.

I have started to get a circular grinding sound ( almost like a caliper dragging on the rotor) when the car is in gear and not under power. You can give it gas and it does not make it. Take the car out of gear and it does not make it. It is very noticeable 3rd gear 35 to 40 mph. If i rev it past 4k and shift gears it will grind till I reengage the transmission. I started making the sound this morning when it was cold every time i put the clutch in, once it warmed up it only did it in gear.
Car does not vibrate, pull when you brake, the wheels dont have play in them (bad wheel bearing), knock when you turn or go over bumbs.

I had the wife take it back to the transmission shop and they told her nothing was wrong, I may have to take it myself and talk to these guys.

Is this transmission, wheel bearing, axle related? At my wits end with this thing. Suggestions?


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