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  1. Hi everyone, 2001 1.8 TDCi, 170,000 km.  5 speed manual.  Car has been great but recently I have noticed a mechanical rattle coming from the clutch/transmission area when I depress the clutch pedal.  It dissappears when I release the pedal.  Have not noticed any clutch slip.  It sounds like something is lose and rattling around or possibly a bearing has gone bad.   I will check the transmission oil tomorrow....it may be a little low.   Any ideas?    Thanks!!
  2. Hi, Some funny symptoms on my 56 plate Mk2 Focus. It's always done this to some extent but seems to have got a lot worse in the past 2 years since the cambelt and the clutch were replaced. * Clicking/rattling sound when under engine load (going up hill or accelerating hard or with a heavy car) * Sound like it's either coming from the engine bay or from near the front of the car around the clutch area * Seems to happen mostly in 3rd and 4th and 5th gears when hitting above 2,000 rpm until about 4,000 when putting on a fair amount of gas. * Occasionally under these conditions get a much louder rhythmical clicking (which the video below shows), but normally is irregular and sounds mechanical/metal/clicking (can't seem to get this to show up on a video, but can hear inside the cabin). It is def not any under-car heat shield rattles (these are all checked and speedbolted) I think it could be the engine pinking, but have one eye on the either the clutch or some other aspect of the engine- is it even possible for the clutch to be clicking without slipping? What do people think - anything similar experienced?
  3. Help

    Tight so basically, recently when I change gear slowly and have a little bit of gas on, there's a really loud squeaking/screeching sound from what sounds like my clutch. Does anyone know what this is or if it's a bad thing? Thanks
  4. Help

    Tight so basically, recently when I change gear slowly and have a little bit of gas on, there's a really loud squeaking/screeching sound from what sounds like my clutch. Does anyone know what this is or if it's a bad thing? Thanks
  5. Hey guys, Bought my '12 zetec tdci earlier this year and things have been running smoothly until the last couple of weeks when I've noticed what I can only describe as a groan when releasing the clutch at the bite. It's farily intermittent in so much as it doesn't occur every single time. The sound appears to be coming from under the hood and only ever occurs when in first or reverse. As soon as the gear is fully engaged it stops and there's no other sensation like a vibration or anything similar and no loss of power either. I didn't really want to make a new thread for this but I've asked around and did some looking online but I can't seem to find any good solutions. I'm hoping it'll be something as simple as applying some grease but I'm reluctant to do anything in case it may be something more. If anyone could weigh in at all with some suggestions I'd be really grateful. Cheers!
  6. Strange Tapping From My Feet Area

    ok let me start i bought a fiesta st mk6 with 27k miles really clean car just needed a few little things doing is what i thought. so when i was driving it home i noticed a strange knocking or tapping feeling come from around my feet area so i took the car to my local garage and found out that it needed a new suspension top mount had that done noise still there, so then i had all four tyres changed so now imn 400 pound in and still the noise is there. so then i was reading around i heard it might be the shock making the noise had them changed and its still there, so at this point i'm starting to get obsessed with this noise/ tapping that is driving me mad, then i felt the clutch slip and i thought it must be the clutch making the noise had the whole clutch changed plus slave and master cylinder and its still there so then i changed the lower gear box mount and its still there so i spent a massive amount of money chasing this tapping noise/ feeling it happens when i'm driving straight or corners cold or hot in gear and out of gear but one thing i did notice i might be wrong but it feels worse when it's only me in the car so it might be weight related but i'm not sure i've had two garages look over the whole car too check too see if anything is loose or needs changing and they said its fine but there is definitely something not right. can anyone help that might have had the same sort of thing happen to their fiesta as im running out of cash fast thanks guys for reading
  7. Hi everyone, I'm really frustrated that my Ford Focus has developed a clunking noise. I firstly noticed a slight clunk when releasing the clutch pedal (after the biting point) and sometimes when i press it down. But yesterday it also happened when I was applying the breaks, when coming to a full stop it, it happened just before I stopped or halfway. And the break clunk sounds like its coming from the right wheel side but it hasn't happened today Finally I also get a clunk when doing a 3 point turn, again its a single clunk but not on full lock, it happens before that and sometimes when turning either side. These clunks/knocks are random and hard to recreate. The thing that annoys me is that they appeared after I had a clutch and slave cylinder change last week , brought it back to them and they checked for play in the wheels on the ramp and other noise but couldn't recreate the noise. Just blamed it on a loose exhaust mount/heat-shields. First I thought maybe they didn't change the slave cylinder, which would explain the clutch clunk noise but now I'm not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated :) Car is Ford Focus (2006), with 100K+ on the clock
  8. Apologies if this is covered in another topic. Hi everyone, My focus has developed a rattle. At cold not so much but when hot it's fairly loud. Sounds like a bag of bolts rumbling around. Bad in neutral or in gear with clutch pressed down but as you engage clutch noise goes away for the most part. Clutch works fine and the noise more or less went away for a few months but has returned worse than before. As you turn engine off the last sound as the engine stops sounds like a flywheel coming to a stop which I'm fairly sure is where the noise is coming from. Is this the clutch plate or DMF? I took it to a dealer when it was not as bad a few months ago when it was more sporadic and he couldn't get it to make a noise - sods law!! Any thoughts appreciated. Anyone???
  9. Clutch? Gearbox? No Idea...

    Hi all, I've seen topics similar to this around the forum which has given me the idea of replacing the clutch. I have a fiesta Mk5 1999 Zetec 1.25 and not so long back I did a stupid thing of wheel-spinning the car on dirt/gravel to set off. Within the first gear change, it felt stiff, would not budge unless forced. I pulled over and noticed the car was behaving out of the ordinary. The sound of the engine had changed to a rumble, and with the clutch down (engine on) it was almost impossible to put the gear stick into any gear. If I put it into first, it would creep forward with a few jumps as if I hit the biting point. Whenever I did hit the biting point, it took an aweful lot of revs to get the car going. Eventually when I got some speed, enough to make a gear change, the changes were unbelievably stiff, it had to be forced. A few days on, it behaves as it should, even with the clutch down, other than the heavy vibrations/jerk when moving off in first gear. There are heavier (or more noticeable rather) vibrations than normal from neutral to getting going. There's also a noise from my engine which sounds like a rumble, similar to that of a spark plug being out (however I've checked them and there okay). As said, looking around at similar faults its been advised to have the clutch and bearing replaced. I am open to other suggestions too. If the clutch is on the go ahead, what's the difficulty on it? I'd rather do it myself and save money. Haynes manual recommends a mechanic gets to it and has the car on a ramp... Something I haven't got! Cheers for the input guys.
  10. Good Morning New user seeking help! I've got a 2011 1.6 Fiesta TDCI, which has got around 48k on the clock. I'm the sole owner of it. Recently (last fortnight) the engine has been getting slightly noisy (mild laboured sound) whenever the clutch is not pressed in, be it neutral or geared. I spoke to some mechanics who said it sounded like the clutch was on its way out. Two dayts ago whilst driving, for the first time I had difficulty in shifting between gears. Shortly after this whilst still driving, there was a loud almost grinding/rattling noise (coming from the front of the car) and the car stuck in gear completely. It was drifted to a stop where I managed to get it into neutral (some effort was required to do this), and was then relayed to a mechanic. The relay and mechanic were of the same opinion, the clutch had gone. This was then replaced. The car now will not start unless the clutch is engaged, but will then cut out as soon as the clutch is released with the same grinding/rattling sound. I'm hoping someone can tell me what they think it may be? It has been suggested that it may very well be the gearbox. Kinda irritating as I don't thrash the car about at all and obviously not the cheapest of fixes. That said before I commit to replacing it, I wondered if anyone has any experience of similar problems with this? Any advice, guidance or pointers are welcome. Thanks in advance....
  11. Hi all, coming off the motorway slip road yesterday and went to drop down out of 5th gear as I approached the top of the junction but suddenly couldn't put it into another gear and the pedal wouldn't press down either so essentially I was stuck in neutral. No warning, noise or banging just a simple change of gear and then pop my clutch pedal was stuck. I got the car recovered, the engine runs absolutely fine but the guy said it could be the "slave cylinder" as there was leaking when I pressed (with some strength) down on the clutch. I have around 65000 on the clock. Has anyone experienced this and if so in terms of repairs what sort of figure am I looking at? Thanks in advance all.
  12. Hello, I'm new to the Ford Owners Club and a total mechanical novice so please excuse me if my terminology isn't right... 3 Weeks ago I bought a '14 plate Ford Focus Titanium Nav (1.6 Auto) from a Ford Direct seller. Ever since I got the car I've noticed a juddering when accelerating. It appears particularly noticeable when beginning to accelerate from crawling speed as you might in a traffic jam. I returned the car to Ford where I was told that the problem had been diagnosed, and that a software updates of the clutch and PCM were done and that this solve the problem. I collected the car, and immediately noticed that the problem was still there and just as bad. I returned the car to Ford today, and was told that the whole clutch and housing were now being replaced. Having already got the car back once having been told that the problem had been sorted, I now have very little confidence in the garage. Does changing the clutch sound like this will solve the problem? I appreciate any advice anyone can give me so I have as much knowledge as possible for when I got to collect the car again, if the problem has not been solved this second time. Many thanks for your help. Ben
  13. Ford Focus Zetec S

    Hi everyone i have recently brought a focus zetec s 2009 plate, have had it a week and theres a couple of problems, not major just annoying knocks and twangs. first of all when i release the clutch it makes a knocking noise. secondly when i brake there is sometimes a loud crunch, also my exhaust bangs against something. apart from these few issues it is a great car to drive and looks good too! im sorry i really know jackshit about cars so ANY help you can give me will be much appreciated.. thankyou! :) :D
  14. Hi, after reading these forums I decided to go for a ford focus as my first car, covering the most common faults I was glad that mine didn't have any of them :) but now owning the car for 3 months... I have a problem which is driving me nuts, its hard to get into 1st gear. When it doesn't go in first I have to press the clutch down again and it goes in/or when i fully stop then it just goes in (without even the need to repress the clutch down). Note, that was a bit of clunking noise when releasing the clutch (past the biting point) when I just bought the car which doesn't happen anymore, so i'm thinking it was just because I was a new driver and was getting to the biting point. Recently Its either in my head or its just getting more annoying to shift through gears, their a bit stiff and not as smooth as they should be. Car: 2006 mk2 ford focus, petrol, 1.6 and close to 100k. Problem: Hard to get in 1st (without depressing clutch again, when downshifting obviously) Other notes: clutch isn't slipping, but I do have to press it fully down (right to the floor) to disengage the clutch There is crunch when switching to reverse Has anyone experienced this before? Thanks :)
  15. Focus 1.6 Si Shudder

    Good day, I hope that someone could advise me on the following problems I am experiencing with my 2008 Focus 1.6 SI. The vehicle is at 106 433.00KM. Rattling sound. Since I bought this car a year ago, I noticed that there was a rattling sound when driving in stop and go traffic. Basically the sound comes from the bottom of the center console of the dash. It sounds like it is plastic that’s rattling when the revs of the car are between 2000 and 4000 RPM. The noise gets progressively louder as I rev higher from 2000 RPM, then disappears over 4000 RPM. I have taken the following steps to try find the cause, but still have this annoying problem. Went to a car repair shop. They hoisted the car up and we checked that heat shield by the exhaust. (I thought that maybe a rattle by the underside of the car was traveling up into the drivers cabin). No problems were detected there. All is secure and the exhaust mountings are all fine. I took apart the dash, starting at the handbrake consol and worked my way all the way up towards the Gear leaver and Radio consol. I came across a black plastic casing that seems to house the cars heater coolant as there are silver pipes that go in and out of this unit. The one pipe was very hot. I did not open this plastic housing as 1. – it does not seem to be possible to disassemble the housing without maybe taking out the entire dashboard, steering etc. and 2. – because I’m not sure if water will come out of the housing if opened. Well, I revved the car a bit and could hear that the noise definitely seems to be coming from inside that box… Any ideas? Clutch Shudder. Recently I have noticed the car shudders sometimes when pulling away. It feels as though the front wheels jump up and down. This does not happen every time I pull away, I’d say it happens 6 out of 10 times. I did notice gradual clutch problems prior to this. The problems are listed below in order of appearance of problems. First gear sometimes felt hard to engage. When pulling up to a traffic light, I would put in the clutch, then just before coming to a complete stop I’d engage 1st with the clutch in all the time. Recently, I hear that the 1st gear engages with a thump, and I feel some kind of bump feeling through the car. If I come to a full stop before engaging 1st, then it seems fine. I know that with some cars one needs to come to a complete stop before trying to engage 1st gear, but both this Focus and my previous one never had an issue engaging the gear on roll up to a traffic light previously. The clutch Shudder option I mentioned above. Your feedback and assistance would be appreciated. I’m thinking of maybe checking if an engine or gearbox mounting is worn, but have no idea how I would check that. Thanks Jim.
  16. Hey, After some advice :) We had our clutch replaced at around 103,000 miles (not too bad for a heavily used car in a hilly, pot-holey place). From memory we didn't really notice it needed doing until after a one service it was picked up that it was wearing and then we noticed in 3/4th gear it occasionally started slipping. It sounded very slightly rattley ever since we owned it (from 15,000) but always had. We got it replaced once it had started slipping. So, now at 131,000ish miles and I've been noticing at the start pulling away in 1st a very slight rattle at the biting point, but mainly that in 3/4/5thth going up hill/under load the clutch will sound quite rattley/clickly. Strangely it goes through parts of a drive sounding rattley going up a hill/under load, and then maybe a bit later in the same drive, or a different day it won't at all. It has not slipped but I'm pretty sure the rattling has increased in the last year or so, which is why I'm asking for advice: So I'm after your experiences of: 1) Are Ford Focus MK2 slightly rattly with their clutches (it's always seemed a little bit esp. in 3rd under load for me) 2) Can the plates wear at different rates around, so some parts might rattle and others not when under load (explaining the inconsistency) 3) Assume clutch is auto-adjusting (or is this something that could be adjusted)? Thanks in advance for advice or tips, James.
  17. 2.5t Clutch Change

    Hi All, I have recently bought a 2008 plate Titanium X 2.5T model which drives like a dream, however, my one little issue is that it's done 110,000 miles and has a full FSR history but the clutch pedal doesn't seem to have to be depressed very far to change gear. Is this normal for this type of car as I drove a TDCI C-Max before this car and therefore I have no history? Clutch doesn't slip in any gear but I'm just being mindful and would like to hear other people's views.
  18. Mk3 Clutchs

    I am going to look at a MK3 2.0 Ghia 2003, 241000 klm (150,000 miles) on the clock (most likley to have been clocked) It's a Swiss import. What are the clutches like on the petrol models? Will the clutch have been changed at this many Klm? I heard the diesels could be a problem, because of the torque? Do the pertol ones last well and if they start to become noisy, then how long before it must be replaced (I know they are expensive)? I only did, on average, 5000 klm (3000 miles) per year for the last 4 years, in my Escort. It seemed like a lot more because I did a lot of driving in rush hour traffic. I hope some people have expirence of this sudject and can pass the info on. :) P.S. Any other problems that I should know about with this model?
  19. Focus Ghia Cruise Control Problem

    hello this is my first topic on this amazing forum my cruise control switch that is located on the pedal has just brook see the image i dont know how to put it back there is any way to just make the 2 wire together and let it work forever ? without any problem that affect anything else thank you please help me
  20. I've had my 56 Fiesta for about two weeks or so now (my first car), I love it! Only trouble is sometimes when I attempt to select the reverse gear, from first the car doesn't move. Reverse is definitely engaged as I can see the reverse light in my rear view, but as I release the clutch and give a little gas, there is no movement, instead it revs as if its still in neutral. Has anyone else experienced this or know of the cause? Thanks :)
  21. Clutch Sensor?

    A few days ago I noticed a clicking noise coming from inside the car around the pedal's area it's not effecting the performance but is really bugging me, Every time I let the clutch up just as the pedal nears the last inch of finishing the movement it clicks at first I thought it was the clutch spring but after looking again today I have found a switch/sensor with a part (arm) sticking out that the clutch pedal/leaver pushes against with fully let up so it must be telling the computer something I can see it is just like al the sensors/switches and just un-clips from it's wiring when you remove it. My question is has anybody done this before? and how easy is it? is there a order to doing as the clutch pedal needs depressing to do this
  22. So I've just finished fitting a new clutch and slave cylinder in my 02 plate focus and after bleeding I can't get it into gear when it's running. I tried bleeding again and more bubbles appeared but no matter how much I bled it, it still wasn't working. I tried starting it in gear and the bite point was practically on the floor. Anyone have any ideas what could be wrong with it?
  23. Hi FOC Guys. About a month ago i bought the Superchips bluefin remap for my Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost (100 bhp). And i was REALLY possitive to feel the gains that the car got from the remap. But, now my car is going to the mecanic.!! my Release bearing in the clutch is done for it. I have never driven the car out to maximum rpm, but still the clutch is broken.!! £360 in repairs after just 80.000km in the car. Any one else with a re-mapped Fiesta, who have experienced this??
  24. Clutch Clutch Clutch

    Hey guys, Just wondering, but how do I test my clutch? Recently, the bites been feeling quite high. I don't think my clutch has gone yet, as its not slipping but any ideas? The biting point i'd say is about 2 pound coins width from the pedal being fully released. Oh and when I shift gears, recently I've noticed the revs do go up a little, perhaps by 100- 200rpms? Note: When I travel, im always in stop-start traffic if that's of any significance.
  25. Hello, I'm after some advice... Last Sunday I was driving along and when I changed gear my clutch pedal suddenly clicked and its not been the same since... It was quite loud at first but then gradually got quieter. It was something I could feel as well as hear. Now it's not really audible but the feeling of the pedal is horrible. It's got the clicky jolt when I depress the clutch and its not as firm as it was before. I managed to get my head down there and look to see what was happening and there is a rod that comes from the master cylinder? that goes onto the back of the pedal assembly which is slipping every time I depress the pedal. Should there be some kind of clip that holds this rod in place on the back of the pedal or has something bent that would keep the rod in the right place. Any assistance is muchly appreciated! :) Thanks