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Old 05-19-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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Cool Clutch rattle

Bought a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 manual 6speed cummins 5.9, with 45k miles on it. truck now has 58k miles and the clutch throw out bearing is rattling when pedal is depressed to shift. I tow my 31 ft 2007 cougar when needed......mechanic say replace for $1700.00, others say drive until you can't shift ( seems dumb)...anyone had experience with cutch, low mileage issues? Don't want to travel to a dead end!!
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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That is low miles for a bad throwout bearing. If you have hand tools and a jack, it's about a 4 hour job to drop the drive shafts and back the transmission away from the engine. I'd replace the clutch while you're doing the bearing.
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:08 PM   #3
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Have you flushed and bleed the system? Sometimes the throwout bearing will make noise and be fine for 50+K more miles. Definitely replace the clutch while doing the bearing.
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Do you have a stock clutch? I have a South Bend double disc clutch. The installer told me that when I'm just sitting with my foot on the clutch, that it is gonna be noisier than what I'm used to,...so with that clutch setup, it's normal. A stock clutch shouldn't be noisy at all.
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Clutch rattle reply

Thanks for suggestions and replies. I'm sure it's a stock clutch and most likely fluids are the same. I'm the second owner. So first owner may have just been to lazy to put his foot on the floor and rested on the clutch pedal. Thanks. For the help.
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Didn't they have some issues with dual mass flywheels making this same sort of noise? I would search it either dodge cummins forum or TDR roundtable... seems very early for a throw out bearing.
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You got that right!! Thanks
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