Clutch Bell Housing problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Clutch Bell Housing problems reported in most popular vehicles.
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The reverse transmission bell housing blows out. This is the second Chevrolet vehicle I have owned and the same problem on both the first time $2400. 00 later it was fixed,and now $2200. 00 later the problem will be fixed. I know of 3 people so far that have had the same problem. I will assure you this will be the last Chevrolet vehicle I will buy unless this problem is fixed. Please respond. This issue happened on December 14, 2007.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Crash was involved with the Chevrolet Trailblazer. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GNDT13S22_. The vehicle is not stable. There has been two different collisions because when the brakes are applied, the vehicle will swirl around. Dealer was contacted. Ph. This clutch bell housing problem happened on Thursday, January 30, 2003.
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The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser convertible. With only 21,000 miles my 2005 Pt Cruiser convertible base model experienced a failure of the manual clutch assembly. I had driven about 100 miles of open highway and was entering a more urban setting with frequent stops and starts due to traffic lights. After about the 5th or 6th light my gear shift lever would move but the car would not go into any gear. Luckily I had roadside assistance and was able to have the vehicle towed to a Chrysler dealership in savannah GA. It took 3 days to complete the repairs because the entire clutch assembly and housing had to be replaced. Although a manual clutch is classed as a "consumable" part Chrysler agreed to sharing half the replacement cost for the parts due to a mechanical failure. I drove my first Pt Cruiser ( an early production 2001 model ) over 86,000 miles and never had a clutch problem. I am now 18,000 miles into the life of the replacement clutch with no signs of any problems. This issue happened on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005.
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The car was a 2005 Dodge 2500. Excessive vibration since purchases truck new in 2005. Replaced serpentine belt 5 times and tensioner pulley 2 times, which is about every 30k miles. Chrysler agreed to pay for the last belt and pulley acknowledging something was wrong causing the issue. The issue was not known until recently. The vibration over a long period of time caused several bolts/mounts to work loose and allowed parts to shift. The cooling fan shifted into the radiator breaking the fan blades and busting the radiator. The radiator, fan assembly and fan had to be changed. During these repairs the vibration source was found. The flywheel was bad. Changed flywheel, clutch and throw out bearing. The bearing in the flywheel was bad and causing slack which caused the vibration. The excessive vibration also caused a 5" crack in the bell housing and broke the exhaust pipe in two. Muffler shop said they have never seen a break in the exhaust like this. Chrysler is saying all of these items are normal wear and tear, disregarding the fact that earlier Chrysler agreed to replace a serpentine belt and tensioner pulley. Ujoints in the same vehicle have been changed multiple times. Very poor headlights. So bad it is a safety issue not allowing the driver to adequately see in front of the vehicle while driving during the night. It was 05/01/2012 when this clutch bell housing issue happened.
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The car involved is a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. The VIN of this vehicle was 2C4RDGBG3C_. I noticed a fluid leak in my driveway and based on the red color I eliminated the possibility that it was from the power steering because the reservoir was at the max level. I was later informed that the transmission side cover was leaking. I sent the vehicle to the dealer where dye was added and was informed that fluid was leaking in the area of the bell housing and the transmission would require disassembly to ascertain what the cause is. It was 11/01/11 when this clutch bell housing issue occurred.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Ford F-550 sd. The VIN of this F-550 is 1FDAF57F1X_. Slave cylinder needing to be replaced 4 times due to rod length not being long enough for clutch pedal travel on 1999 f550 truck with six speed transmission. Also flywheel springs breaking in flywheel causing undue wear on clutch disk and not being covered under warrenty. I have two trucks where I have these reaccuring problems and have paid each time to repair at an authorized Ford dealership. The failure date was Friday, November 15, 2002.
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The vehicle was a 2011 Ford F-150. The vehicle involved is a 2011 Ford f150. The contact noticed transmission fluid leaking from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed the leak from the bell housing. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current and failure mileages were 1,072. The VIN was unavailable. This problem occurred on Thursday, August 18, 2011.
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The car involved was a 2003 GMC C4500. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GDE4E11X3_. Throw bearing wears out every 40,000 km. Bell housing gone at 180,000 km's, rear end wore out at 182,000 kms and forth gear gone in transmission at 183,000, dash cluster gone at 188,000. Manufacture or dealer would not cover anything. It was 05/10/2006 when this clutch bell housing issue happened.
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The vehicle involved is a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. I bought a 2003 Tiburon 6/15/05, for $14,000 8/27/05 started making grinding noises, smoking,sounded like engine blew up. Towed to romero motors, ontario, closest Hyundai dealer. I had original warranty & extended warranty. Romero motors said replace clutch $1,400. I could not afford it & took to my mechanic. Opening engine hood there were metal shavings all over engine, and it cut tranny case in half. I called claremont Ford/Mazda (purchased car there)and was instructed to bring it to them. They towed it to romero motors. I called claremont Ford/Mazda and was advised to call romero motors. Again, I was told by romero motors it was clutch wear n tear item & clutch took out transmission/no coverage under warranty. New estimate $3,400. 00, and to my horror charged $818 tear down fee to put car back together. I again took it to my mechanic, purchased $920 in parts to fix problem paid my mechanic to fix. 100% Hyundai parts. It ran a week and gears went out, this time I took it to a different dealership, glendora Hyundai, where I had bought parts they gave me estimate of $2,700 gear shift installed backwards tearing up transmission again. I have known this mechanic for 24 years and he told me he put the shifter in exactly the way he took it out. Glendora Hyundai said that they received numerous complaints about romero motors all the time, that romero's mechanics had probably just thrown my car back together, not bothering to put everything where it belonged, broken parts were left on front seat. So it was very possible that the gearshift was in backwards. This car cost me $4,700, was down from 8/27/05 until one week ago. I have pictures of the clutch and tranny case showing damage, close to sawing into passenger compartment. I filed a complaint with the bar and they cited romero motors. My life has been one big nightmare since 8/27, now I'm finding out this is hydraulic problem and will happen every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. 8jb. It was Aug. 27, 2005 when this clutch bell housing issue occurred.
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The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Hyundai Tiburon is KMHHM65D33_. 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 4cyl clutch problem. Replaced at 13,000 miles and it is going again at 41,000. I bought the car new and I am 44 years old and I don't abuse the car. This problem occurred on Sunday, June 13, 2004.
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The car is a 2006 Mazda Mazda6. Internal transmission/differential problem caused hole in bell housing, causing transmission fluid to leak out. Apparently from the message boards, this is happening a lot. And consumer reports shows a black circle for the drive train on the 2006 model year. Why no recall?. This clutch bell housing issue occurred April 2, 2012.
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The vehicle involved was a 2004 Mazda Rx8. The VIN of this Rx8 is JM1FE17374_. Veh. Being operated on the NJ turnpike at 65 mph when clutch failed. Towed to dealer at own expense. Dealer stated failure due to abuse, because of tire wear. Advised two days later that starter craciked and bell housing had hole from clutch breaking apart. Failed to warranty, cost$2,700. 00 parts in my possession. This problem occurred on Thursday, March 25, 2004.
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The vehicle involved is a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. Initially there was a rattling sound when the gear selector was pushed a certain way. The Mitsubishi tech's would not even look at the problem till I figured out how to reproduce the noise for them. Then on long trips the a/t lamp would come on. I would pull over and let the engine cool the proceed until the next a/t incident. Some of the problem was caused by the transmission having bolt heads rattling around inside the trans housing. Other problems were caused by porosity of the trans bell housing leaking trans fluid. Mitsubishi 'fixed' the leaks and bolts rattling around inside the trans, but now on trips of 100 miles or so when you accelerate from a stop during the rev up to shifting around the 2nd to 3rd gear shift the tach will indicate a high rev then fall back when the shift is accomplished by the trans. The vehicle will 'buck' in response to this shifting anomaly. This effect will not happen unless the engine has been running for an hour or so. I now no long take this vehicle on long trips unless compelled to do so. This clutch bell housing problem happened on Sat., Jan. 1, 2005.
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The vehicle is a 1999 Mitsubishi Montero. The VIN of this vehicle is JA4MT31H3X_. Transmission is leaking fluid due to a pin hole in the bell housing, cause unknwown. Please give any further details.
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The car involved was a 2009 Nissan 370z. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JN1AZ44E29_. Concentric slave cylinder on vehicles equipped with a manual transmission leaks and fails resulting in the clutch petal to fall to the floor preventing the driver from releasing the clutch pressure plate. This prevents the driver from being able to shift gears and completely immobilizes the vehicle. The defective part is located inside the bell housing requiring the exhaust and transmission to be removed to replace it. This issue happened on Mon., Feb. 10, 2014.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Saturn Vue. VIN of the vehicle was 5GZCZ23D45_. On July 23, 2005, I had the oil seal replaced. The Vue had been leaking oil in my garage and other places when I parked. I had to replace the ignition switch on two occasions and was almost unable to get the key to turn. Sometimes took up to 20 minutes or so. On July 22, 2006 I had the air conditioning condenser and seal replaced. It was over 100 degrees. I had to get a rental for this repair. This took several days because the mechanic took my car apart, thought it was repaired, but was not, I was told. Second day of car rental, I was told they ordered the part, but they "sent the wrong part". Finally, on the third day, I was told that the car had to be taken apart again to be repaired. I rented a car for three days. On August 6, 2006, I went to leave to pick up my son, the Vue was in my garage and there was no clutch. I had to call Saturn roadside assistance and have my car towed to Saturn of henderson. On August 7, 2006, I had the clutch cylinder, concentric slave replaced. On Monday, December 18, 2006, I was taking my son to the airport to be with his father for the christmas holiday in michigan. I was attempting to back out of the garage, but could not put the vehicle into reverse. We pushed the car out of the garage. I drove very carefully (a bit concerned thinking it may breakdown) because I was concerned about the possible dangers involved, but had to get my son to the airport on time. I pulled off of the 215 when at that off ramp, all of my gears were suddenly gone. The cables snapped inside and I could not go anywhere, causing me to once again, call Saturn roadside assistance, have the 2005 vehicle towed away again, my son missed his flight to michigan and I had to miss part of a work day and again rent another car. This clutch bell housing issue occurred Jul. 22, 2005.
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The vehicle involved is a 1999 Saturn Sl1. Clutch starts slipping suddenly. Dealer and manufacturer were contacted, and were aware of the problem, but there was nothing they could do. While in cruise control at 5mph vehicle will accelerate to 8mph.
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The car is a 2002 Subaru wrx. My husband was driving my 2002 Subaru wrx in a normal manner when he stopped at a light at an intersection. He went to pull out and could not get into gear. He gave a little gas and attempted to get car to go in first gear, then the lutch went to floor and he could not get car to move, except by drifting. When it was taken to garage, they stated that the clutch springs blew out, the clutch, 2nd gear was stripped of its teeth. Subaru of America is claiming abuse and will not
cover under warranty. This car has 35750 miles on it. This car is engineered incorrectly, and is a safety hazard. You can not get car to move when this happens. This is not only a safety issue but a warrranty issue. Someone needs to
stop this, before more companies start negating warranties also. The failure date was May. 17, 2004.
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The car was a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. The VIN of this vehicle was 4A3AX35GXX_. Driver noticed that while shifting the clutch a loud winding sound came from the front. The clutch failed. Driver had the vehicle towed to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the clutch housing assembly bell unit needed to be replaced. This clutch bell housing issue occurred 03/25/05.
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The vehicle involved is a 1999 Toyota 4runner. Rear axle housing develops premature and detrimental metal scaling and rust, causing differential bell housing to leak gear oil. This problem has been reported on a significant number of 1999 through 2002 4runners in a consistent manner and pattern. Toyota motors has failed to acknowledge or research the problem and uses the defense that these vehicles are outside of warranty period. However, a consistent pattern of quality in this particular problem should warrant an investigation by NHTSA as Toyota has been shown to hide and distort claims by their loyal customer in order to cover up these types of problems. This issue happened on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.. Read more...
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I have a 2005 Toyota Tundra, sr5 access cab, 6-cyl and a 6-speed manual transmission. In Feb 2007 the throwout bearing started to go bad at approx. 30,000 miles (vehicle was about 8 months old) and the dealer replaced the entire clutch under warranty. About a year later the throwout bearing went out again, with about 65,000 miles on the vehicle. The dealer again replaced the entire clutch under warranty and also replaced the bell housing, stating that the bell housing was defective and was the cause of the problem. Now the vehicle has about 82,000 miles on it, is 5 years old, and the throwout bearing is again making noises, indicating that the clutch is going out again. This is not normal for a clutch to wear out 3 times in 5 years. I do mostly highway driving on flat roads and do not tow anything. The truck is now out of warranty and the clutch replacement costs quite a bit. I strongly believe that something else is the cause of the clutch repeatedly going out. Not many Tundras with this transmission ever came out and I believe that there is some kind of parts or design flaw that is causing this problem. It was Feb. 15, 2007 when this clutch bell housing issue occurred.
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The car involved is a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. Dual mass flywheel failed catastrophically and without warning while driving on the freeway. Flywheel failure sent metal shrapnel into transmission, cracking the bell housing and the transmission to shift erratically. The car was mechanically totaled and Volkswagen of America refused to take any responsibility for the premature failure of the vehicle, despite it being a documented and known issue. Others have reported that this part was recalled in australia but not the united states. Cost of repair was beyond value of vehicle and car was deemed a total mechanical loss. It was Jan. 19, 2014 when this clutch bell housing issue occurred.
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The car was a 2006 Volkswagen Rabbit. VIN of the vehicle was WVWAR71K76_. I had suspected that my dual mass flywheel on my manual 2006 Rabbit w/ 24k was beginning to fail because I heard/felt something shaking around in the bell housing of the vehicle 1 out 10 times that I would depress the clutch pedal in 1st gear. The shake had been present since I bought the car but in the past year it had gotten progressively worse. So I was on my way to the dealership when my car began shifting poorly. The gear would engage right when I lifted my foot off the clutch pedal. It would not go into 2nd gear. The car would shake and vibrate at idle and make a tick over noise with engine revs up. As my shifts got worse and worse I decided to take the next exit and find a safe spot to stop the car. I had the car towed in the rest of the way. The dealer dropped the transmission and found my dual mass flywheel was stinking and it had also shredded the center bushing in the middle of the flywheel. Both the clutch disc and pressure showed no damage and the vwoa replaced my dual mass flywheel under warranty because it had shown no signs of abuse like heat spots or clutch dust. It was 07/17/09 when this clutch bell housing issue happened.
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The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was WAUGL78E26_. I leased on brand new 2006 Audi S4 on July 29,2006. In December 14,2006 this car developed a problem with the power steering of car. The car was taken to the dealership for repairs. This took four days. Two weeks later this car was towed to the dealership for power steering problem. This time they replaced the power steering rack which total a twenty-three day repair. On March 24,2007 the car was once again towed to dealership and I was told the clutch of vehicle was no good. On April 3, 2007 I called the dealership and now was told once again they are replacing the power steering pumped. This is the third time in nine months they are attempting to make the same repair. Im also filing a complaint with new york state attorney general for the lemon law. This clutch bell housing issue occurred Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Manual Transmission problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Power Train Driveline problems||
|Transfer Case problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||