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So about a month ago my miata got totaled from this lady that wasn't paying attention. So I purchased the car back from insurance as well as purchased another 97. It had been sitting for a while since the owner was out of state in school. Anyways I was driving a little bit after I had purchased it and I heard a loud squeal as I depressed the clutch. I initially thought it could be the throwout bearing but when I got home I looked under the hood and saw that the fluid reservoir was low. So if anyone has any idea what this is it would be appreciated. Im thinking it is the slave cylinder next to the tranny. I wiggled the fork on my totaled miata and it was stiff, when i wiggled the fork on my new one it had lots of play.
thanks in advance for any advice I suck at embedding videos but here is a link to the vid I took of the noise.
http://s1189.photobucket.com/albums/z431/WPMiata/?action=view&current=20120119154529.mp4
 

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Im thinking it is the slave cylinder next to the tranny. I wiggled the fork on my totaled miata and it was stiff, when i wiggled the fork on my new one it had lots of play.
^this is irrelevant, although you should replace in anyways, it doesn't cost much and is possibly the cause of the low fluid.

I almost guarantee you it's the throw out bearing.
 

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I was hoping that it wasn't going to be the throw out bearing because the clutch still has lots of bite left. Im thinking i may try swapping the slave from my totaled miata to the new one and see if it helps. If not it looks like ill be ordering a new clutch setup... any other opinions would be nice before i spend that nice chunk of change.
 

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I was hoping that it wasn't going to be the throw out bearing because the clutch still has lots of bite left. Im thinking i may try swapping the slave from my totaled miata to the new one and see if it helps. If not it looks like ill be ordering a new clutch setup... any other opinions would be nice before i spend that nice chunk of change.
Damn this kind of started to happen to me the past couple of weeks. Except it only does it after starting when cold and it only lasts a few seconds. It usually starts when I put it in gear and reverse.

I did a quick search at m.net and everyone seemed to suggest the throw out bearing. http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=443103&highlight=throw+bearing+noise
I was hoping mine wasn't the throw out bearing either.
 
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