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lalojamesliz
01-19-2009, 11:00 PM
when i start it or its idleing he is in my engine compartment. a friend told me its my throwout bearing thats starting to show wear and to lube it if possible because its dry. he told me he does it to his honda's but doesnt know if its possible on my 1991 all-trac. its not loud but its embarassing. i was told this car had the clutch replaced less than a year ago and less than a couple thousand miles. well is it possible to lube the bearing to make Jiminy Cricket go away? do i have to pull the engine to replace it? any estimate ideas what this might cost to replace (labor) most likely ill have a new clutch installed also and new flywheel. right now it has a exedy stage 1 clutch and exedy light flywheel. thanks in advance.

RIalltrac
01-20-2009, 04:29 PM
Are you positive thats where its coming from? sure its not like the tensioner pulley for the serpentine belt? If I can remember correctly, the throw out bearing is a sealed bearing. So theres no greasing that, but I could be wrong. I dont recall greasing anything when I replaced the clutch a couple years ago. Otherwise there is no real easy way to get at the throw out bearing. Your going to need to drop the engine. Shop time on that is going to be outrageous, plus who are you going to trust to pull it apart and put it back together correctly? I wouldnt bring my celi to any regular mechanic. My alltrac is currently sitting with a sick clutch until I can get the time to pull it apart, its the only way I can afford the cost of the clutch job.

anachranerd
01-20-2009, 05:37 PM
Does the noise go away when you push the clutch in?

lalojamesliz
01-20-2009, 05:57 PM
Does the noise go away when you push the clutch in?

yes, when i hold the clutch in, it goes away

anachranerd
01-20-2009, 06:06 PM
I'm sorry my friend. But it appears an engine/tranny pull is in your future.

lalojamesliz
01-22-2009, 09:17 PM
:ar: NNOOOO! :ar: oh well. i remembered that a friend i have had his cluth replaced on his 06 lancer evolution with a mechanic he knew for like $250 or something. i hope he still knows him :) . the mechanic that reconditioned the engine right before i got this car told me the cluch was just replaced less than a year ago :wtf: and has less than 2k miles on it and its a exedy stage1 and it also has a new exedy light weight flywheel, should i just replace them since ill be in their? the clutch does not slip at all. what about the throwout bearing? any recommended brands?

anachranerd
01-22-2009, 10:22 PM
Id definitely replace the throwout since it is making that noise. Making that noise means its been banging against something. Go with OEM I guess. Or one from exedy.

Your flywheel should be fine. Id take it to a machine shop and have it checked/resurfaced if need be.

joe's gt
01-23-2009, 02:38 AM
There has been problems of the aftermarket throwout bearings if I remember correctly. When celica owners do the clutch a lot of them just use disc and pressure plate along with an oem throwout bearing.

andy
01-23-2009, 02:41 AM
i had a throw out bearing go out on my 86 after only 6 months, it was a cheap ass one. replaced with oem and so far so good. get a toyota one when you replace it. odds are yours will last another 20k miles and just be noisy. but if it gets worse change it pronto.

lalojamesliz
01-23-2009, 03:22 AM
is their any way to make the noise quieter WITHOUT changing the bearing out? ill go with the oem bearing ($66 I called my dealership).

Cavanagh
01-23-2009, 04:01 AM
Holy Hell clean All-Trac!

Ryan
01-23-2009, 04:06 AM
Thats Nice!!!!!! :)

lalojamesliz
01-23-2009, 03:42 PM
thanks guys! :bigthumbu not bad for $4500 huh :) once i exterminate jiminy cricket from under my hood (replace the throwout bearing) and install my hks bov with the recirculating kit (depending if it bogs)that ill get in the mail today (hopefully) and replace the 8" speakers on my doors, my all-trac will have everything i want in a car. turbo+all wheel drive+loud a** stereo +rare good looking car make me very happy :bigthumbu im not too big about these rims though :ugh:

zen
01-24-2009, 02:07 AM
you don't like those rims? if you ever want to sell them, let me know. i pass through bakersfield all the time because of family in fresno. nice looking all trac though, wish i had one.. mine is only a half trac.
thanks guys! :bigthumbu not bad for $4500 huh :) once i exterminate jiminy cricket from under my hood (replace the throwout bearing) and install my hks bov with the recirculating kit (depending if it bogs)that ill get in the mail today (hopefully) and replace the 8" speakers on my doors, my all-trac will have everything i want in a car. turbo+all wheel drive+loud a** stereo +rare good looking car make me very happy :bigthumbu im not too big about these rims though :ugh:

Cavanagh
01-24-2009, 02:44 AM
The bronze/Black combo is looking great!

lalojamesliz
01-24-2009, 04:28 AM
you don't like those rims? if you ever want to sell them, let me know. i pass through bakersfield all the time because of family in fresno. nice looking all trac though, wish i had one.. mine is only a half trac.



offer? i want rims with thinner spokes and flat black. the tires have mabey around 600 miles on them and are 205/50/16 i think they are cooper tires with treadwear 380, traction A, temp A

lalojamesliz
01-25-2009, 07:14 PM
just wondering..... when i bought my car the guy i got it from told me that noise (cricket sound) is something rubbing by the clutch because the exedy clutch it has is bigger or diffrent or some crap like that??? is that possible or is it for sure my throwout bearing? just wondering so i know what to buy before i get the engine out. one other thing.... sometimes its harder than other times to put it in 1st or 2nd gear.... is something wrong that can be fixed when the engine comes out?

lalojamesliz
02-04-2009, 11:32 PM
i got a quote from a mechanic that did a clutch job on my friends mitsubishi lancer evolution for $550 for the labor and another quote from a shop called japan vehicle specialist (JVC) for $600. but they told me the noise my car makes when im not pushing my clutch in is my tranmission??? is that noise my trans or throwout bearing? it goes away when i push the clutch in.

renegadex
02-05-2009, 04:38 PM
Don't take it to those guys, it's the throwout bearing.

lalojamesliz
02-06-2009, 11:32 AM
I wanted to because they would do it in one day compared to one week with the other guy but who knows what else they will tell me they need to do

lalojamesliz
02-13-2009, 02:09 AM
ok guys i found another mechanic, my mom's. he has done alot of work for her and its a actual shop. he will change my clutch for $250 and in one day :) i explained to him my noise problem and then he started saying it also sounds like my trans. because its been less than 1 year since the clutch was changed. were can i find a trans for my all-trac? i havent looked into it much but i remember seeing that the st205 trans is better??? were can i find one?

rizin
02-13-2009, 04:06 AM
I think it is the throw out bearing, But with the shifting problem I was reading somthing on here about certian after market clutches needing a longer shaft for the clutch slave cylinder beacuse they will not fully disingage.

Okctrd
02-13-2009, 04:44 AM
hey man i have the same problem, but not the celi but my Subaru Legacy i just got. Does it sound like a chirp when you press in the clutch slightly in and then goes away when pressing it all the way in? i was told it was the throw out bearing also. Yea its embarrassing lol.
They told me i could go for thousands of miles with it without any problem, but it is anoying.
I guess what i do to not hear it, is turning up the music lol.

rizin
02-13-2009, 05:39 AM
I found where I seen about the slave clinder shaft it was in forced induction app. and tuning, THE SWAP: List of threads...., #SGTE Engine reaseal by alltracman78 sorry don,t know much about computers so I don,t know how make it easier.

lalojamesliz
03-10-2009, 04:29 PM
I found where I seen about the slave clinder shaft it was in forced induction app. and tuning, THE SWAP: List of threads...., #SGTE Engine reaseal by alltracman78 sorry don,t know much about computers so I don,t know how make it easier.

thanks rizin :bigthumbu to make it easier for you next time, on your screen go to the part were you type in the site you want to go to, it should already have something in it. click anywhere in that bar and the words/numbers should hilight then using your mouse, go over the hilighted words and right click using your mouse and click copy. then go to the text were you want it copied to and click paste. its really easy but i do remember doing the same thing when i didnt know how to but on alltrac.net :laugh: