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Old 02-25-2002, 09:34 PM   #1
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Clutch problem?

I've been noticing this for quite a while, but when I disengage the clutch... everything is ok, but when im at idle and the clutch is engaged and im in neutral, there is a rattling noise coming from underneath the car.... What could this possibly be?
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Old 02-25-2002, 09:55 PM   #2
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My first guess would be a lose muffler and that is causing the rattling noise. Unless someone gets under the car (hopefully not when you are driving) to check it out....
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Old 02-25-2002, 11:18 PM   #3
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i believe this is a relatively normal thing to happen on E30s.
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Old 03-02-2002, 08:00 PM   #4
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My uncle (car mechanic) said that it could be the sign of a bad transmission bearing. My car does the same, when the clutch is out, it rattles, but when pressed in, it goes away. It would make sense that it is the bearing, the clutch disengages the transmission from the engine.

Now if your clutch is out, and it doesnt rattle, but when it is in, and rattles, then it is your throw-out bearing.


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Old 03-03-2002, 03:02 AM   #5
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i had the same problem...i changed my throw out bearing and i still had it...it was my pilot bearing.... drop the tranny change your throw out bearing and the pilot bearing at the same time...i beleve you need a special tool to change the pilot bearing....
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Old 03-03-2002, 03:54 AM   #6
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I'm also pretty sure its the clutch bearing.
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Old 03-04-2002, 08:27 PM   #7
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i agree.
i think its the clutch berring,, may just be worn a bit,, i had the same problem on the old civic,
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