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ford fiesta odd noise

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hi everyone

I have a ford fiesta mk4 1999 and when I have been driving for about 50 seconds i usually move away from a junction, this is done in first gear and when i raise the clutch pedal i get a strange noise (sounds like a whirling noise ) i depress the clutch and it goes it tends to only do this in cold weather though, also for the first time last week it did the exact same thing when i changed down to 3rd gear and began lifting the clutch pedal, this happened on a motorway sliproad (going downhill) as soon as i push the pedal back in it goes.

im also not sure if the noise if coming from the front of the car or all around :lol:

it only does this for about 20 mins of driving and then its fine....... but could it be cold weather related as i cannot remember it happening in the summer when its warm ;)

out of interest could it possibly be a buildup of brake dust on the brake drums causing some friction?

or could it be something else?

thanks

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hi everyone

I have a ford fiesta mk4 1999 and when I have been driving for about 50 seconds i usually move away from a junction, this is done in first gear and when i raise the clutch pedal i get a strange noise (sounds like a whirling noise ) i depress the clutch and it goes it tends to only do this in cold weather though, also for the first time last week it did the exact same thing when i changed down to 3rd gear and began lifting the clutch pedal, this happened on a motorway sliproad (going downhill) as soon as i push the pedal back in it goes.

im also not sure if the noise if coming from the front of the car or all around :lol:

it only does this for about 20 mins of driving and then its fine....... but could it be cold weather related as i cannot remember it happening in the summer when its warm ;)

out of interest could it possibly be a buildup of brake dust on the brake drums causing some friction?

or could it be something else?

thanks

had this noise caused by a dry thrust bearing on a previous car!

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Sounds like you're release bearing is on its way out :(

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Not cheap as the gearbox will need to be removed. They will probably try and sting you for a new clutch as well. Think the bearing comes as a kit with a new clutch.

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Not cheap as the gearbox will need to be removed. They will probably try and sting you for a new clutch as well. Think the bearing comes as a kit with a new clutch.

what parts will i need at what cost (without fitting costs) :unsure: luckily a family member is able to do all the fitting and replacing

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also forgot to mention should i get a genuine ford clutch or a standard replacment one from ebay?

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If the bearing comes in the kit. Which am sure it does (with original ford parts anyway) your looking at somewhere between 120 - 150ish for the bits (Original) A quick call to your local ford dealership will tell you.

Dont no how much they would be of ebay or your local motor factors but you usually get what you pay for with aftermarket parts.

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thanks for the replies , guess ford is going to dent my pocket yet again in these hard times lol

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Its an old car and you are going to get funny noises and little sounds, but what i would do is get your clucth checked (i would say a family mechanic). If you cant get this done, just hang on for the weather to change, like you say it could just be the cold weather.

Also the noise could be ocurring from somewhere else.

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