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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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98 COBRA Clutch squeals when pressed right after car is started.

I own a 1998 mustang cobra with the origional clutch and T45 trany in it. When I start the car the clutch lets out a loud squeal like a bird. I have to let the car warm up for 5 minutes before it goes away. Is this common for that car?
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98 COBRA Clutch squeals when pressed right after car is started.

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Any kind of squeil is no good... are you sure its the clutch and not maybe a alt. belt? If it is the clutch I would supect eather the thro-out baren or the pilot baren.
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98 COBRA Clutch squeals when pressed right after car is started.

The throw out bearings are known to do that it may be that

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98 COBRA Clutch squeals when pressed right after car is started.

If its the TOB the noise should change when the pedal in pressed and or let up.
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98 COBRA Clutch squeals when pressed right after car is started.

He's right you know.... ^^^^^^^

Throw out bearing will change tone when squealing if pressed in or let out, The pilot bearing could be bad as well. But I like the idea of the alt belt if it's not a serpentine...
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98 COBRA Clutch squeals when pressed right after car is started.

He has to depress the clutch to start the car, so the TO bearing is engaged.

Did FORD ever go to the steel front bearing retainers or are they still aluminum?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-29-2005, 01:57 PM
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98 COBRA Clutch squeals when pressed right after car is started.

If there is no change and you serp belt is old, go get a goodyear. They stick to your pulleys like glue. If it stil squeals, then at least you have a new serp belt! I know what you mean though, the late 90's cobras start making noise now that they are getting up there in age.

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98 COBRA Clutch squeals when pressed right after car is started.

Thanks For the advice guys. I found out after pulling it apart that it was the TOB.
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