What causes noise when gear in neutral but not when clutch engaged

2000 Ford Fiesta Problem

The Problem

Avatar maggie_mf
Joined: 7 years ago | Profile
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Noise when in neutral but not when clutch engaged- input shaft bearing


Car Ford Fiesta
Variant
Model Year 2000
Category Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres

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Solution

Avatar Tez 66
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 93 | Profile

Could be a noisy clutch release bearing.

Solution

Avatar B_w_evans
Joined: 7 years ago | Fixes: 5 | Profile

Does sound like thrust bearing, but I once had a Sierra that had a dodgy idler gear in the gear box.

Solution

Avatar wiggy4170
Joined: 10 years ago | Fixes: 425 | Profile

most likely the gearbox but check to see if it has plenty of oil in it first

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