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post #1 of 8 Old 09-24-2013, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Sound goes away when I press the clutch

Hi folks,
My new 2014 SS 1LE, when I am sitting at a light, I hear a very subtle mechanical sound, which goes away when I press the clutch.
It seems to be coming from the lower center, behind the 4 aux guage area (transmission).
Thoughts?
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What kind of sound? Like a grinding? Whirring? Clicking?

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What kind of sound? Like a grinding? Whirring? Clicking?
It is a very subtle mechanical sound, i.e. like maybe the clutch spinning at a low rate of speed, but not whirring.
I can only hear it with radio off.
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Take it back to the dealership, sounds like an adjustment for the "throw out" bearing is in order or replacement.


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Chipset35,

You say the sound goes away when you press the clutch pedal. How far down do you press it before it goes away?

I'm thinking if it's the throwout bearing, then the noise will disappear with just a little clutch pedal pressure. However, if you have to press down enough to totally disengage the clutch, then you're probably hearing the whir from the primary shaft spinning. It would spin even with the gear shift lever in neutral.

I experience the same subtle whirring sound. With nearly 29K miles, nothing bad has happened.

Another trouble shooting method would be to drive another new Camaro with the same engine/transmission configuration. If it also makes the same sound, then it's quite likely just normal.

I hope this helps.
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Chipset35,

You say the sound goes away when you press the clutch pedal. How far down do you press it before it goes away?

I'm thinking if it's the throwout bearing, then the noise will disappear with just a little clutch pedal pressure. However, if you have to press down enough to totally disengage the clutch, then you're probably hearing the whir from the primary shaft spinning. It would spin even with the gear shift lever in neutral.

I experience the same subtle whirring sound. With nearly 29K miles, nothing bad has happened.

Another trouble shooting method would be to drive another new Camaro with the same engine/transmission configuration. If it also makes the same sound, then it's quite likely just normal.

I hope this helps.
Thanks Spok,

That's it...I hear the clutch spinning, and then when I press the clutch in it stops.
IMHO, the first 3 gears are kind of clunky...my Mustang was the same way (american cars?), what americans consider short thow shifters the imports consider 19 wheeler shifters lol.
Its like I hear the clutch spinning, I press the clutch it goes away, but then when I shift I can hear the mechanics of the shifter in 1st and 2nd and a lesser degree 3rd.
My 28k Subaru 2013 WRX was very silent in this regard, so it kind of annoys me in a 40k car (2014 SS w/1LE).

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Most gm's i have ever owned that were manual had this same issue. Ive never had one come apart on me. turn the radio up a notch or two.
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Thanks Spok,

That's it...I hear the clutch spinning, and then when I press the clutch in it stops.
IMHO, the first 3 gears are kind of clunky...my Mustang was the same way (american cars?), what americans consider short thow shifters the imports consider 19 wheeler shifters lol.
Its like I hear the clutch spinning, I press the clutch it goes away, but then when I shift I can hear the mechanics of the shifter in 1st and 2nd and a lesser degree 3rd.
My 28k Subaru 2013 WRX was very silent in this regard, so it kind of annoys me in a 40k car (2014 SS w/1LE).
mine is clunky too.. but im getting used to it.. its different than any other manual car i have driven.. but it hauls a$$!!!! lol..

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