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since this car has an actual clutch it must have a throw out bearing...correct? i know what a rattling throw out bearing sounds like and my rattle is just like that. the question is would adjusting the actuator help quiet this in any way.

just a side question. i saw in youtube a man removing a cap by the air box and squirting lithium grease in....i don't have that access that i can see. now what?

thanks you as usual for your input
 

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since this car has an actual clutch it must have a throw out bearing...correct? i know what a rattling throw out bearing sounds like and my rattle is just like that. the question is would adjusting the actuator help quiet this in any way.
No. I doubt the clutch release bearing is rattling. The gears on the two gear shafts in the transmission will rattle at idle due to the uneven rotational speed of the three-cylinder engine. That is normal.
just a side question. i saw in youtube a man removing a cap by the air box and squirting lithium grease in....i don't have that access that i can see. now what?
Do nothing.
 

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On my first smart, back in 2008, I was driving past a cement wall with the window opened and I noticed in 1st and 2nd gear, it sounded like a box of rocks bouncing around instead of a transmission. I called the dealer thinking something had come lose. It was just before my 10K check so I took it in and had it done anyhow. They told me it was normal and they all do that. I drove a few and they were right. As Rustedwrench said, it has to do with the synchros and such. Not to worry, I have put a ton of miles on my smarts and they have had very little problems compared to other cars I have owned.
 

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since this car has an actual clutch it must have a throw out bearing...correct? i know what a rattling throw out bearing sounds like and my rattle is just like that. the question is would adjusting the actuator help quiet this in any way.



just a side question. i saw in youtube a man removing a cap by the air box and squirting lithium grease in....i don't have that access that i can see. now what?



thanks you as usual for your input


I drive with the windows up and music on at all times. The sounds coming from the engine drive me crazy.


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