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159 2.4ti Clutch and Flywheel Change.

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I think my clutch is on the blink - when I dip the clutch pedal or release it there's a rubbing whirring noise - when the clutch is fully depressed, or engaged the noise goes away.

Luckily I've managed to source an LUK Clutch kit and flywheel at a good price, now I'm on the hunt for someone to fit it - is this a specialist job as most local garages don't seem keen due to the amount of labour involved - a couple of them have told me it's a 9hr job. What are your opinions please?

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Think my labour was 12.5hrs at Autolusso North ... I'm sure Dan will clarify that shortly
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I don't know it's necessarily a specialist job, worth getting a quote from a trusted local mechanic?
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Nothing special about the clutch. It needs a special tool to pre-load the cover plate but so do most clutches nowadays so clutch centres are geared up with the right tools. I made a tool from some old angle iron, threaded bar and the old release bearing.
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When I was test driving 159's before I picked mine up, one of them had this exact issue and noise. When I asked the dealer what it was he advised it's the clutch thrust bearing that may need replacing at a later date!

If you're getting the clutch changed though I'd definitely recommend asking about a thrust bearing replacement at the same time as it's good to get the clutch, flywheel and thrust bearings done at the same time depending on the mileage of the car. It might take a while and cost a bit but it'll be worth it in the end.

Check out this thread for more insights: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...ing-issue.html (Possible release bearing issue?)
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Out of curiousity, what mileage are we talking here? Obviously I know that it depends on amount of town/highway driving, but a rough estimate would be useful.

I'm on 130K KM on mine, and 80% of the driving is highway, but I have a feeling that this could be an upcoming issue to a similar sound becoming present when pressing the clutch.
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