What can you do when the clutch is making noises or the clutch whistles? There are many different kinds of clutch noises. Whistling or whining from the clutch can be caused e.g. by the release bearing running off-center, an off-center input shaft, or a defective pilot bearing.
On the other hand, rattling noises may be due to load alterations if clutch disks are furnished with preliminary dampers. These noises do not impair the function or service life of the clutch.
Additional possible causes of the clutch making noises include installation of the wrong parts, or installation of the clutch disk in the wrong position. Clutch noises can also indicate a defect. The following questions are important for workshops: do the clutch noises occur during setting off or during disengaging? Do they occur when the clutch pedal is pressed, while pedaling, or in neutral position? Do noises occur when the clutch is engaged, while declutching, or at idle speed?
The clutch makes noises? The clutch whistles? Always check the following:
- Correct part installed?
- Correct installation position?
- Pilot bearing installed and not worn or defective?
- Condition (wear) of actuating system checked?