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1.8 Tdci Rattle/clonk Switch Off

tdci dmf ford focus garage rattle clonk noise

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#1 shooorn94



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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

Hi all,

bit of a problem with my mk1.5 1.8 tdci.

Since owning the vehicle (bought from a Ford Dealer in February) there has been a rattle nasty clonk/rattle on switch off. The noise is too harsh to be a heat plate etc.

Now my concern is the car drives fine there is just a rattle/clonk when I switch the engine off (with clutch down and up) - I have done 5,000 miles since owning the vehicle and the car has not given any problems. If I sit in traffic for more than 3 seconds with the clutch down and handbrake on (like I was taught to do many many years ago) I can feel the vibrations from the transmission going up through my left foot, I assume this to be normal running from a lumpy derv.

I am just this moment about to jack the car up and check all mounts - does anyone have any advice? I believe the lower engine mount would cause a clonk on switch off - but I'd imagine more knocking would occur on the move.

I believed it to be the DMF and returned the car to the dealer within a month of owning the vehicle, informed them it was just on switch off and they were as unhelpful as ever and informed me that the noise was coming from the flywheel area, but could not confirm it (tbh I doubt they looked at the vehicle at all.)

The vehicle starts fine, pulls throughout the rev range (no clutch slippage) I'm fairly gentle on the car, always allow the car to get up to temperature before using over 50% throttle and exceeding 2.2k RPM and the car behaves the same whether on a 400+mile journey or on my daily commute.

I'm going to attempt to contact the garage in the week and inform them that they need to sort the fly, clutch and slave cylinder under the 6 month warranty as the noise had been there since purchase as they well knew.

Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.

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#2 Pitmonster


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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:16 PM

Have a read of this thread, it might be the same sounds you're hearing.

Mine makes a noise every time I turn the ignition off - even if the engine has not been running. You may wish to check this on yours.

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