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you know the old saying, when it rains, it pours....my 6 is starting to show its full 10 years and its driving me nuts...first of all, at exactly 3000 rpm, i hear this grinding noise, not too loud but annoying as hell, coming from the engine bay, it disappears at 3100 rpm. i don't know if its the flywheel or what but like i said, its annoying. secondly, on a cold day, as i move off in 1st gear, there's this high pitched squeal while my clutch is engaged. once again, the noise disappears when i let off the clutch. finally, i think i've got a loose wheel bearing because i can hear squeaking from my wheels when i'm driving. i have some money but i don't have the time right now to work on it and i don't want to send it to a shop where they will rip me off on labor. maybe i'll do it over spring break, which is next week, so any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
 

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The wierd grinding noise may just be a loose exauhst shield...like the one on the cat. Mine vibrates and makes a metallic type noise around 3000 rpm sometimes
 

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It may not be a loose bearing, but merely one that needs to be greased, I am not sure of the procedure for the MX-6 yet cause i haven't got my shop manual in, but it's usually pretty easy-messy-but easy......
 

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The high pitched squeal when the clutch is engaged sounds like it would be the throwout bearing. Clutch jobs aren't too hard, but, if you have to have a mechanic do it, they aren't cheap either.
It'll probably just make noise and you won't have any problems with it. Not sure about the other problems.
 

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Squealing while driving- squeal tabs on brakes? Check'em
Wheel bearings are sealed-not greaseable- usually don't squeal.
I agree with the throw out(release) bearing for the clutch noise. High possibility there.
Definitely check those heat sheilds. Bad about coming loose and making lots of racket!
 

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hey all,
thanks for all the advice, i'm probably going to have a look at it over spring break so wish me luck!
 

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blackgt, only rear wheel drive cars have greaseable front wheel bearings.

I replaced one of the front wheel bearings in my car, (it was a bitch, by the way), and when that bearing was bad, that was more of a rubbing sound, not a squeak.

I agree with mkb, if your wheels squeak while driving (this goes for pretty much any car nowadays), it's probably your worn brake pads.
 

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Magik8, some front wheel drive cars, like my old escort have greasable front bearings, i was wrong with the mx-6, but there are some that do have them.
 
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