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Old 09-26-2014, 08:27 AM   #1
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Question Odd Noise When On Hills - Involves Clutch

This happens when I'm at a dead stop on top of a sharp incline (light at the top of a hill for example). As I depress the gas and release the clutch, (if done too quickly I will peel out and done too slowly I'm riding the clutch) sometimes I hear this noise that can best be described as a "winding up" or almost like the sound you hear in the street racing movies where NOS is being injected into the engine. It's hard to describe it. But when it does happen, I noticed that the sound will continue further down the road, almost as if it needs to wind back down. If I turn the wheel back and forth quickly (on the following straight-away or as I turn into the convenience store 1/4 mile from the hill) the noise will still be there as I turn the wheel. When I start the car back up or continue driving down the following hill, it's gone. I have no idea why it is doing this. But it has been doing this since my last clutch went out. It has been doing this ever since I got the clutch replaced back in February/March. Again, sometimes it does this, sometimes it does not. It is all in a certain way that I engage/disengage the clutch apparently.

Any help in figuring this out is greatly appreciated.


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Old 09-26-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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What is the level of your trans. fluid?
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:40 PM   #3
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What is the level of your trans. fluid?
Haven't checked. Where would I check on a manual transmission? I know that the auto's have the dipstick out front.
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There's a fill hole on the transmission housing. Pull the cap and stick your finger in. If you can feel fluid almost immediately, you're good. If not, you have a leak, commonly rear main seal.

But I would think you'd feel hard shifting before you'd hear a whining if it were a fluid level issue.
Throwout bearing, maybe? Did you change it when you did the clutch?
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The ford clutch kit was purchased (if I remember correctly, it included the throwout bearing). The only thing that was not replaced was the flywheel as both ford and my mechanic said it was fine. Where is the fill hole at exactly if I'm looking into my engine bay from the front of the car?
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I remember my mechanic also adding the ford gold to the bill (2 bottles of it I believe) when he replaced my clutch. I remember because he made a point to tell me how he couldn't believe the price for the stuff.
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Also, when replacing the clutch, is the transmission fluid removed during the repair and then refilled with new after everything is put back together?
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Draining and filling,

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=162394

Who did your clutch replacement?

They should have done the fluid at that time
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Draining and filling,

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=162394

Who did your clutch replacement?

They should have done the fluid at that time
Thanks freemind. Yeah I found that How-To through a google search but all of the picture links are broken. hehe But from what I've read, the plug is only accessible from underneath? It's an 8mm hex plug if I remember correctly? If I open the plug, won't the fluid drain out?

A friend of the family has his own garage. Charged me $800 total for parts and labor for my clutch. I remember he mentioning the cost per bottle of ford fluid. He had to get two bottles, I also remember him telling me. So I kinda went out on a limb with thinking he changed the fluid also.
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Need some better noise descriptions (chasing noises is tough). Sound & when it happens.

Steering isn't going to affect the clutch, so you may be chasing the wrong area for the noise.
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