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I have a question regarding the clutch pedal. When driving i tend to hold the clutch pedal down at a stop light and hold the brake. Does this cause any problems or excessive wear on anything?
 

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Not on the clutch plate because once the pedal is all the way down you are riding the pressure on the throwout bearing. When the clutch is in transition it rubs the clutch plate. So it is not a bad habit. Usually once I am at a stop I shift into neutral and wait for the light and then shift into first. Some of the lights here in Vegas are long soplenty of time to take a break for my knee.
 

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Ok..so it could cause the throw out bearing to wear out sooner? I have a light squealing noise when im at idle...i cant tell its not coming from the engine or belts. If i idle it up a little it goes away. Its not constant either....its very irregular in the fact that it comes and goes...sometimes it will stop and start. Any ideas?
 

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Squel whistle vacuum leak??? I have a squeak at idle sometimes turns out it was the drivers side hood latch the metal ones you pull up on after you close the hood. So it could be something really weird from the vibration. May not be engine related.
 

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Humm..ok. i will have to investigate a little further. I think it may have something to do with the drive train...ie clutch system, because when its doing that and i press on clutch it affects the whining/ squealing noise. Are there any air lines going to the drive train?
 

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No and if it is whinning is it the power steering pump maybe the alternator under the hood???
 

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Humm..ok. i will have to investigate a little further. I think it may have something to do with the drive train...ie clutch system, because when its doing that and i press on clutch it affects the whining/ squealing noise. Are there any air lines going to the drive train?
could be the throwout bearing or possibly the input getting ready to go. They do make a ringing whistle noise sometimes.
 
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