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Old 01 Sep 2012, 04:44 am
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Default Got a problem with manual transmission

Ok i just got a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser in my shop today, lady was complaining of a rattle type noise from the gear box.

It has 158K on it and she is driving it....

She recently has the flywheel replaced, clutch & throwout bearing, & new from calipers/pads/hardware/rotors, & cv axles... checked the hubs they are good...

Problem is when the clutch is "Pushed" it goes away and when it is "Released" you can hear it faintly but you can... she isnt sure when the trans fluid was changed last cause she bought the car aprox. 50,000 miles ago.

I put it on jack stands and then started it and put power to the wheels and it shook real bad and the engine RPMS were acting erratic... idles/drives/turns/stops fine...


It has me stumped.. if you have any ideas on what to check email me @ dustin.west@sbcglobal Dot net or post on here... im replaceing the plugs,wires,coil, engine oil & filter, air filter, & Fuel filter this morning so i will have it. so please let me know!

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Old 01 Sep 2012, 10:10 am
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i messaged him. anyone else?
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Old 01 Sep 2012, 10:21 am
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Default Re: Got a problem with manual transmission

Got your email, i want to say thanks for the tip, she has the complete clutch and all done 2 days ago. it has 13 miles on it and the noise didnt go away. i am thinking you might be right about the careless install.. anyone know what would be a real good fluid for winter?
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Old 01 Sep 2012, 04:25 pm
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Left a flexplate bolt loose, couldn't put disc in backwards as its riveted

wouldn't have anything to do with trans fluid
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Old 07 Feb 2017, 09:46 am
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Default Re: Got a problem with manual transmission

Sounds like what happened to me? Did the clutch get bled properly? I had slave cylinder issues that caused almost the same problems. Replaced it and it's better.
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Old 07 Feb 2017, 10:09 am
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Default Re: Got a problem with manual transmission

that was 4.5 years ago and he was just asking about someone elses car he was trying to fix.
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Old 07 Feb 2017, 10:12 am
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Default Re: Got a problem with manual transmission

i found my last email to him about it...

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that is the throwout bearing. all manual cars can do this. it is not dangerous or unusual for it to make some noise. i have even had brand new bearings make the noise you describe. usually throwout bearings are replaced when you do the clutch. maybe someone cut corners last time they did hers. sometimes they start making noise before they should if the driver likes to hold the clutch pedal down at redlights vs letting it idle in neutral.

as for the shaking, you aren't supposed to spin the wheels very fast with them off the ground. they can fly off the rims and kill someone.
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Old 07 Feb 2017, 10:20 am
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i found my last email to him about it...
My Dad and I are super easy on our manual trans cars <knock wood> and every one makes that noise. We have had 5 manual trans cars go over 100K with original clutch. One is turning 47 in April, another has 180K, the PT has 156K and it had the flywheel done, but the clutch was fine. We always kind of worry that it is something we do, but since they are fine other than that noise I don't know...

Push the clutch in and it goes away.
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Old 25 Feb 2017, 04:30 pm
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I'm not sure how much more life my clutch has on my '01 PT, but I currently have 201,000 miles on the original clutch and still works fine with no slippage or chattering. It is also time for me to start thinking of another timing belt change...
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Old 07 Jun 2017, 11:08 pm
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I apologize if im posting incorrectly but i have a problem and need help as I am stuck on side of the fwy. A friend just came and replaced the manual trans shifter bushing on my 02 cruiser as it would not go in reverse. well it goes in reverse now but it will not start. what could he have done?? it seemd to be a pretty simple job to replace the bushing. now im stuck.

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