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Hi y'all,
Well, more problems with the wife's little car (146ti). Now the clutch release bearing has started to squeal when the clutch pedal is depressed.
And it looks as if it may be an engine out job to remedy. Any thoughts or suggestions regarding the facilitation of this operation ?
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Hi Emp, not engine out, but gearbox out and engine supported to stop it falling out. A few months ago I was going to change my clutch for the same reason as you but on an exploratory investigation knocked the fuel pump relay wiring (in front of the battery) - you need to remove the relay & battery tray btw- and the immobiliser light lit up and eventually I ended up visiting the main dealer to correct the wiring/code problem. Then I went to a local specialist to get my new clutch fitted, I figured that if there were going to be any other catches then someone else could find them. The job took a full day at the specialists, and they had problems with broken exhaust studs which, of course, they had the facilities to fix.
Some others around here have had success with spraying the r/bearing with silicon, but I'll leave them to comment on that.
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Re: 146Ti Clutch

I posted on this problem with my 145QV a while ago and got an interesting response from DaveH about using silicon spray to lubricate the bearing. Have a look at this thread for more info:-

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/showt...ghlight=clutch (Clutch)

The noise on mine went away when winter set in and the weather got damper, but am sure it will reappear soon!

I was quoted £500+ for the clutch to be done, so anything to stave that off must be worth a try!
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i hasten to add that I can take no responsibility for the success or otherwise of this operation.....

however it's worked twice on mine so far.....

Alfa's designers want lining up and shooting for the release bearing problem.
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Thanks for the advice guys. Will try the silicon trick first, and save up in the mean time, as I have had enough of struggling with Alfa innards.

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