2000 S-10, still in good shape, about 120k miles. 2.2L, 5 speed, 4.10 rear end

1) medium-loud squeak or squeal when the clutch is engaged, particularly in hot weather.
No sign of clutch slipping, in fact it seems to hook up well, and the squeal is more the faster and more abruptly it engages.

Sound is VERY much like the sound a spring makes when it picks up a vibration and "rings", except that the noise starts and stops abruptly, with no after-ring. Has a strong resemblance to fingernails on chalkboard, too.

2) Tranny has made a fairly loud rumble similar to a bad bearing when clutch is engaged while idling, and tranny is in neutral. Presumably the tranny nose bearing.

Tranny was rebuilt under warranty for a different issue (metal shavings appeared), after which noise was initially gone, but came back in two weeks.

Yes, I have heard that tranny is "junk".... but it's what's on the truck, for 11 years, don't need to be told that again, but am interested in fixing it.

Truck is not "beat", hardly any rust, it's been good and remains good, but the dealer has no idea about these issues.... Got a bunch of mumbo-jumbo from the service mgr, who must have thought he was talking to either an idiot, or one of the "billet bumper" crowd..... (if there is a difference)