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Aside from the throwout bearing, the only thing else to check would be an accessory belt pulley/bearing going bad. If the bearing is just starting to deteriorate, the load on the engine as one accelerates can cause the bearing to whine and sound very similar to a dying throw-out bearing.
Very very likely to be the clutch release bearing(throwout). Clutch pedal operation will feel slightly differant slightly harsher if it is the bearing, but in some cases just the same as before any noise. In one or two instances I have found a noise which seemed to be a release bearing that turned out to be the transmission imput shaft bearing wearing. Is ...
It sounds like a failing throwout bearing. When the clutch pedal is depressed the part that actually moves the fingers or diaphragm of the clutch is the throwout bearing. While the clutch is disengaged the flywheel and pressure plate assembly are still spinning at engine speed. With the clutch the face of the bearing spins while the backside is stationary ...
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