So I've been hearing this whining noise with the clutch engaged in neutral, as well as in gear around 3k rpm. After doing some research I am convinced that it's the pilot bushing.
I saw a few guides online that say it's possible without dropping the trans, but it was for a different type of car. Is this possible on a 2003 Si hatchback? I don't have a lift, so dropping the trans would probably require pulling the motor first, since the hood compartment is so small. I'm thinking I would need to put a tranny jack under the trans, and then pull the motor from the top to get to the clutch.
Thing is, I don't want to go through all of this if it's not necessary. I also don't have anywhere to store the motor, should it take more than a day to do this.