Input shaft bearing going out
In the same situation with my Noisy as Hell engine (2003 Jazz, 140,000km). Ive taken it to a few mechanics who all have their own theories but it is likely the infamous input shaft bearing....
As the problem only started 2,000 km ago - I assume it is ok to keep driving for a bit (as per other posters) without too much risk to myself? (Potentially just wrecking the transmission).
Does anyone have a reliable estimate of the time it would take a decent mechanic to replace the input shaft and mainshaft bearings? As one other poster mentioned, it might be worth replacing the clutch at the same time (only $270 for a kit). As the incremental labour will not be so much due to all of the work involved in getting to the gear box (though the clutch should be fine until 200,000). Please forgive a dumb question, but the input shaft bearing is not included in the clutch kit, right?
It's painful to be spending $1,000 on a car which is probably worth $2,000!