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#1 johnS

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:04 PM

Hello,

i've recently been getting a "marble in a can" sort of noise from under the gear stick when revs are low. It seems to happen when revving as well, upto about 2k before it goes away. Clutch in and out does make a tiny difference to noise. The noise irritates me, but the car is still fine. any ideas?

The car is a mk1.5 Focus 2004 1.6L iB5 trans with 40k mls

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:24 AM

I suspect clutch thrust bearing. unfortunately (if it is this) then its a new clutch. Its the only thing I can think of that would give this effect? Have you noticed the clutch is more difficult to use? and do you get any other noises?

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:04 PM

I suspect clutch thrust bearing. unfortunately (if it is this) then its a new clutch. Its the only thing I can think of that would give this effect? Have you noticed the clutch is more difficult to use? and do you get any other noises?



only noticed that the bite is quite high when starting out, other than that it's completely fine. And the only other noise I hear is a pedal sound, which I guess is normal since when I move it in and out it makes that sound and it's not a loud sound or anything.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:51 PM

only noticed that the bite is quite high when starting out, other than that it's completely fine. And the only other noise I hear is a pedal sound, which I guess is normal since when I move it in and out it makes that sound and it's not a loud sound or anything.


i had similar had the whole clutch replaced just to be told its a gearbox bearing with some luck its just the thrust bearing on youres

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:58 PM

ok thanks, the noise has seemed to have gone now, for the time being. It could be because I left some pennies in the cupholder :P

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:09 AM

Note to self... Ask some silly questions before looking at other problems ;)

...Clearly JohnS was just testing us all, and our advice (hopefully) passed the test :rolleyes:

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:47 PM

Note to self... Ask some silly questions before looking at other problems ;)

...Clearly JohnS was just testing us all, and our advice (hopefully) passed the test :rolleyes:


LOL.

thanks everyone, looks like it was a false alarm, seems to be the pennies in the cupholder doing it, as the engine does vibrate quite a bit

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