Originally Posted by kiwi29
The noise actually goes away when I press the pedal and returns when I lift off. There's a slightly stronger resistance than before but the gears still go in
That says it all right there, when its applied the clutch is disengaged which is why you dont hear anything cause power train is disconnected. Once you release the pedal you now have uneven clamping forces on the disc with missing/broken springs which is the metallic clinging noises you hear. Any competent trans shop should be able to replace a clutch for about 300-600 labor.