New throw out bearings come with grease in them but whoever installs it should pack it with more. If it is whirring, that means something spinning is making the noise. the only whirring I have ever heard from a clutch is a throwout bearing. The reason it gets louder is, it is heating up.
If I payed for a clutch job and the linkage fell apart on the way home I woudn't be calling them reputable.
I got the clutch installed. It worked perfectly with no noises.
The pedal came loose. I put it back together, and then, after this, the whirring could be heard only when I press the pedal all the way to the floor. It does not make any such noise for about 98% of the pedal's range of motion.
It just seems like if it were the throw-out bearing and/or grease, that it would have made this noise before the pedal came apart as well as after, but it only made it after.
Is there nothing adjustable in the linkage? Could I loosen the pressure the fork is putting in because, obviously, when I press it in hard, it's putting more pressure on something.
When you mash the clutch pedal all you are basically doing is disengaging the transmission from the engine with the assistance of the throw out bearing, the farther you push the pedal really doesn't matter because once it disengages then it basically is just riding on the trans. shaft. Everytime I have ever heard this whirring sound, it was the throw out bearing.
I have had a pressure plate break some compression springs that lodged itself to where we couldn't shift gears but I believe that problem would be more obvious.
Yeah, that's why it seems so odd that it only does it when I press the clutch pedal in really hard. It makes me think that I'm physically pushing something into something else. I haven't had time to get up under it yet with someone else pressing the clutch, but I'll do that soon.
I guess I also just hate to imagine that this shop didn't grease the throw out bearing sufficiently.
Make sure your linkage has 1/4" of play, Then take a look at the fork and make sure it is in there correctly. Sounds like you may be over extending the fingers on the pressure plate by having the linkage adjusted too tight.
Now that sounds more like it. It just seems like the clutch is tighter, although I don't really have much reference since I only clutched about twice before the pedal popped.
How can I loosen the linkage?
I know there is a bolt that has a spring running beside it, and it seems to have one of those tensioner bolts on it (the hexagonal piece of metal about 3 inches long that has a nut on top of it, all threaded on a bolt). Should I turn this thing and loosen it up?
just a quick note to let you know, if your linkage was not correct, you may have over extended the throwout bearing on the transmission bearing retainer shaft, your clutch would have worked fine, but if you damaged the pressure plate fingers, you may have an issue, I had one do the same thing, and one of the newly fatigued fingers (spring) came loose and wedged between the bearing retainer and the throwout bearing, esentially turning it into a lathe!! my advise to you is inspect it the best you can, but if you can't see up in there, take it back to your mech, and have them check it out. I have had very few customers come to me with a problem that I wouldn't fix, if I had just done the work. tranny removal is straight forward, and your shop should be able to do it in under 3 hours.