Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Clutch installation
Unless the linkage is improperly adjusted, a throwout bearing isn't turning until there is some pressure on the clutch pedal, so the hissing sound is probably coming from something else.
And personally, I wouldn't replace the clutch unless there is something wrong with it. I would take it apart and examine it, but if it was OK, I'd put it back together. Why replace it if there's nothing wrong with it?