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    Clutch release noise?

    I have a 99' ws6/m6, 76k miles. It's been making a noise lately but I cant quite figure out what it is so i need some help! When releasing the clutch and engaging into 1st gear it makes this flat whining noise that goes away after accelerating normally, lasting about 1-2 seconds... Almost like a scraping sound id like to say. What do you guys think it is.. Clutch going out? ...a bearing??

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    Could be the clutch or maybe the throwout bearing. Does it only do it in first gear? Does the clutch pedal release at a different spot than normal? I take it this is the original clutch as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    Could be the clutch or maybe the throwout bearing. Does it only do it in first gear? Does the clutch pedal release at a different spot than normal? I take it this is the original clutch as well?
    Thanks for your response.

    Yes, I noticed it on 2nd gear as well today when coming close to a stop but then accelerating again, probably coming down to 5-8mph and it makes that noise. The clutch is original and releases normally. Its weird though because sometimes I can hear something spinning at high speeds as well.. like a light scraping sound?? What can it be? kinda freaking me out

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    When I am at very low rpm (slightly below to slightly above idle), I can hear a little grinding sound. It goes away during normal acceleration, though. I'm not sure what part of the car it is, though I would assume it's probably not the transmission (at least, not a specific gear), because it happens in every gear (well, I notice it most in 1st and 2nd, since those are the gears that I drive at such low rpms).

    I took it to a performance shop and the technician and the owner of the shop drove it and said it was a typical sound on "these cars." Nothing to be worried about. I took his word for it Could this be the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naaman View Post
    When I am at very low rpm (slightly below to slightly above idle), I can hear a little grinding sound. It goes away during normal acceleration, though. I'm not sure what part of the car it is, though I would assume it's probably not the transmission (at least, not a specific gear), because it happens in every gear (well, I notice it most in 1st and 2nd, since those are the gears that I drive at such low rpms).

    I took it to a performance shop and the technician and the owner of the shop drove it and said it was a typical sound on "these cars." Nothing to be worried about. I took his word for it Could this be the same thing?
    Right on, The noise at higher speeds turned out to be a bearing on the a/c pulley lol. So I'll be replacing that tomorrow. But as for the light scraping/grinding sound it makes at very low rpm, it sounds like what you've explained. Its not loud or much of a problem but I did notice it and wanted to make sure it wasn't anything broken! Glad its normal i guess lol

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