1994 5.0 Something is squealing

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by bmcgc, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. bmcgc

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    When driving with the top down I can hear a faint chirp or squeal. It sounds like a bearing.

    As soon as I push in the clutch the sound stops.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. CC'S95GT

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    THROW OUT BEARING
     
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    That would be your throwout bearing. Best way to go is an OEM FORD Throwout bearing from your local Ford dealer, or a Ford Racing throwout bearing. Do yourself a favor and get a new pilot bearing aswell, best to change them at the same time. Also get an oem ford pilot bearing or ford racing.
     
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    I told the misses that I hoped it wasn't the throw-out bearing. Its been 20 years since I changed one. Im not a young man anymore. I guess its time to see what a shop will charge. If its outrageous, I can do it with the help of my daughters husband, but he has projects of his own that take up his time. Everything else is tight, so it should be a fairly quick job.
     
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    I ended up getting my Mustang because the kid I bought it from didn't want to spend $500 for a shop to change the clutch. I told him I'd do it for $250+parts and it still wasn't cheap enough. So I ended buying the car for $2500. That was 7 years ago.
     
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    TOB isn't bad to do on one of these cars, I did mine this morning and even screwing around and fixing other stuff it only took a couple hours and I did it with mostly hand tools.
     
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    My tranny guy says the TOB is fine. He says the springs in the pressure plate are weak and that's the problem.
     
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    The shop replaced the springs on the pressure plate. He also replaced the hig pressure switch on the ac, evaced and filled the system. $187 for all. The clutch and ac both work fine
     
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    wow this was super useful!