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#1: 10-09-2012, 03:27 PM
suspected pilot bearing problem, looking for advice
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I get a bit of squeak, more like a chirp, when I have the clutch in and the car is warmed up. Doing research online, squeak with the clutch disengaged is usually the pilot bearing going bad, so that's my assumption.

I'm not getting any obvious clutch slipping or any other abnormal behavior. There is stutter in every gear before the car is warmed up but I'd mostly attribute that to needing to change spark plugs or something simple(r).

So should I let it go until I see problems with my clutch? Or should I bite the bullet and do a full clutch job that I really can't afford right now? Either case I'd be paying a shop to do the work. Am I jumping the gun and it could be something totally different?

EDIT: I should add that the noise isn't nearly as loud/horrible as the pilot bearing videos I see on youtube.

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