Clutch Motor squeals when clutch is engaged

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by kcpoloman, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. kcpoloman

    kcpoloman Member

    I know this has already been answered somewhere. I searched and couldnt find an answer. Basically when I pull the clutch in I hear a squealing sound. I assume its related to the gearbox. Would tightening the clutch screw fix this? I dont wont to make an changes to it until I get some feed back from the many knowledgeable folks on here. The motor has about 300-400 mile on it. Thanks for help in advance.
     

  2. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    wait, you're title contridicts your post, does it squeal when you pull it (to stop or coast) or does it squeal when engages (let out thus making you go)

    if its the latter and its always done that the clutch just needs worn in. if it just started that means the clutch is slipping. do you pedal before you let out the clutch handle? with these little engines i always like to pedal 1st. it saves the clutch life sooooo much.
     
  3. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Also check the clutch lever, pin and ball bearing. Remove the cover with the 3 screws.
    Have you ever greased that pin and bearing ?
     
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  4. spunout

    spunout Member

  5. kcpoloman

    kcpoloman Member

    What I meant was when I pull the clutch lever in to disengage the motor, I hear the squealing sound.
     
  6. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    in that case id check out what bolts was saying
     
  7. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    I'd say you may need to grease the ball bearings under your clutch .That is what your clutch free wheels on as it spins. You have to remove the clutch.
    Watch you don't lose them, they are just loose and go bouncy bounce. Use grease to hold them in place when putting it back together.
     
  8. kcpoloman

    kcpoloman Member

    Thanks for all the solid info from everyone on here. I'll grease her up tommorrow when I get some free time.
     
  9. kcpoloman

    kcpoloman Member

    Just an update. I checked out the clutch and couldnt see anything wrong with it. So I went to the other side of the motor and put some grease on the 10 tooth drive sprocket and surrounding parts and the sqeauling stopped. So the squealing it seems was coming from somewhere on the sprocket side. Such a small engine its hard to pin point where a noise like that is coming from but its fixed for now. Thanks to all for all those with input.
     
  10. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    So just because I'm interested , was there any grease on those ball bearings under the clutch?
     
  11. kcpoloman

    kcpoloman Member

    I couldnt get to the bearings cause I couldnt find the right size socket to get that center nut off. The one that the spring goes over.
     
  12. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    I guess you are a lucky guy then, for solving your problem. Some people remove that clutch cable holder/adjuster that screws into the engine block and put gobs of grease inside the hole to get grease on both bearings. You may have got some on the bearing but I don't know how!
     
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