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Clicking sound from housing manual trans, can't really tell

Customer Question

clicking sound from bell housing manual trans
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: can't really tell but it sounds like it is coming out of the hole on drivers side. about 6 months
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 1998 ford ranger two wheel drive xlt
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no I took it to the mechanic and he was going to put it up on lift. maybe the bushing in back of crank
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

does the noise get quieter when pressing the clutch?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No but it seems to get a little when I let off the clutch in 1 and 2 nd gears but then gets louder when I get rolling
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

so it always ticks no matter what?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

does it do it sitting still?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
sorry my name is brian
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

thanks Brian,,does it make the noise sitting still with the engine running?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it does
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

any drivability problems?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no and the oil pressure hasn't changed
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

ok

great..i have a theory..

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

tell me,,is the noise the same cold ans it is after the engine warms?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no it's the same all the time
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

ok..

from the way you explain the noise and sense the oil pressure is good and it does it the same cold as hot..i would think you may have a sping in the pressure plate come loose and it is slapping the engine or the transmission

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

i mean the clucth disc..not pressure plate

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

you will need to remove the transmission and check the clutch components

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

thanks

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Oh ok this gives me some ammunition with the mechanic
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

this isnt to say it isnt the engine,,again a cant see or hear it.

but that is what it seems to be from the way you explain

thanks