Engine Braking Noise

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  1. RyanCess

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    Whenever my foot is not on the gas in any gear I hear a whining noise. I'm guessing that this is the engine brake but I'm not to sure. It's not a grinding noise it's just a whine and it sounds like it slows down with the rpm's. Anyone know what this is?
     
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    Your throw out bearing might be on its way out.
     
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    :/ I just got it replaced like not even a month ago.
     
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    It also started or at least I noticed it when I put in my new short shifter. Could this be bad should I switch it back out?
     
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    [MENTION=21203]RyanCess[/MENTION] Press the clutch in and see if the noise goes away. This summer i had a bad TO bearing. Sounded as you described but was totally silent when I pressed in the clutch. Instant I depressed i'd here it again. If so, its clutch related.
     
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    The noise goes away when I put it in neutral, press the clutch in, or press the gas pedal.
     
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    Are you absolutely positive the noise goes away while in neutral just sitting there on its own?... if it were a t.o bearing it would still make that whine noise in neutral.
     
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    Absolutely positive cause when you put it in neutral the rpm's go down to 1000 right? And when I do that the noise goes away. The only way I hear the noise is when my foot is completely off the gas while I'm in gear.
     
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    5 speed? Its not uncommon for them to develop a noise like that. I have had mine since it was new in 94 and it was something that just over about a month suddenly I could hear it.
     
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    Yes, if it were a t.o bearing you would hear it while it was idling sitting in your driveway with you out of the car. Im guessing its transmission related but thats a guess at best from the description you've provided.
     
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    Yes it's a five speed. Everything I described is what's going on and I described it to the best of my knowledge. Should I be worried about it?
     
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    Whats your mileage? Not to big a deal, id use it till shifting becomes a burden or car becomes un reliable. 98 v6 transmission swap is not too expensive, Your car has a t5 in it. Your specific t5 is an inexpensive transmission. Averages about $300-$600ish. Id find one rebuilt or get yours rebuilt so you do not have to worry.
     
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    It has 128000 miles on it
     
  14. ttocs

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    if its just at the point that you hear it with the radio off, its no big deal. If the noise gets louder that you hear it with the radio on/up then its a concern. Otherwise its normal.