Brand New Clutch Chatter/Noise - '00 GT
I've got a 2000 GT w/ 178k, 5-speed. I just had the clutch replaced in January due to a slipping clutch and bad T/O bearing. I had it replaced by a reputable shop in the area. I have been back to this shop 2 times for more replacements (I will list details for each visit). I am STILL HAVING a clutch chatter noise when decelerating while in gear (engine braking). Here are the details of each visit:
1st time: Dropped car off. Clutch replaced with a very close to stock LUK Clutch kit. T/O bearing, pilot bearing, clutch. I also had my flywheel resurfaced. I drove off and immediately started getting a clutch chatter noise. Also, the car shook when shifting.
2nd time: They told me it was a defective clutch causing the noise, and a bad flywheel causing the shaking. I ordered in a FRPP flywheel and new bolts. They replaced my clutch and all components again. Then they "found out" that I had a bad clutch fork and pivot ball stud. So I replaced all of that. I started getting clutch chatter again and unnatural clutch pedal tension after a month.
3rd time: I ordered in a FRPP T/O bearing and brought it to them. They said it wasn't the clutch causing the issue, so they only replaced the T/O bearing. Come to find out, the original T/O bearing the put in was partially made of plastic unlike the FRPP which is all metal. After 3 days, I now have the clutch chatter back.
Any insight on my troubles will help!
PS. I believe I have the T-45 tranny, but I could be wrong.
2000 Mustang GT!!!
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