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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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04 plate mini cooper 59000 miles ,when clutch fully depressed

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04 plate mini cooper 59000 miles ,when clutch fully depressed , a whirring noise occurs
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello this is almost certainly a worn clutch release bearing, this bearing only does any real work when you depress the clutch pedal so they can often soldier on like this for several thousand miles until finally seizing up altogetherto replace it the gearbox has to be removed I'm afraid so while the parts cost is low ( sub £20) its about a days labour to remove the gearbox, replace the bearing and then re-fit the gearbox
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
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