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Member Since 15 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 21 2013 02:25 AM

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In Topic: Clutch Squeal

21 February 2013 - 02:27 AM

Doubt it would at the moment,,, I believe when they are on there last legs they can destroy the started motor, as the dust from the clutch plate clogs up the starter eventually. Are you sure your not just imagining the vibration coz you think something is wrong? As 36k for a clutch doesn't really seem a lot of miles. Example, you say the drive belt is fine, how did you come to this conclusion ? As a slipping belt will cause a squeal, and this will worsen until whatever is causing the problem is rectified.

Had the belt changed about 2 months ago. Had a mechanic listen to the noise today, wasn't sure what it was but mentioned the release bearing...

True, i just swapped my 305 000km driven engine off, and changed the clutch... Yeah, it was worn out, but not as worn as you would think, so i realy dont think that clutch would be goner on that low mileage.

I would go under the car and take a look for the torque rod. Driving on the pothole might have damaged it, so now when you take off, the torque twistst the engine, and the rubber engine mounts, causing the squeel... that would also cause some vibration, and they are easy to check. :)

Will check this out! :)

In Topic: Clutch Squeal

18 February 2013 - 08:29 PM


How long would the current one last? Wouldn't damage anything else being like this would it?

In Topic: Clutch Squeal

18 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

I doubt it's anything to do with hitting the pothole. Check that it's not a drive belt slipping. This used to be a common problem on escorts, where the clutch would 'glaze' and give a short squeal like a slipping fan belt as you pulled away. Obviously your focus has a dual-mass flywheel so you wouldn't really expect that to happen. Generally speaking the answer is to not worry too much about it unless it gets worse.

I did think the drive belt at first but that's fine.
The noise has got worse, it only used to do it on hills but now its everytime I move off.
Tonight, I noticed a slight vibration on the clutch pedal when going from halfway to fully down plus if I move my gearstick left or right when in neutral i can feel a vibration through my hand :( Think i need a new clutch?

In Topic: Focus Mk2 Milage

06 May 2012 - 05:35 PM

"Catch" is spot on. Mine has 29.8Mpg - 352 Miles in full tank.


In Topic: Interior Part Has Over Spray Of Black Paint???

04 May 2012 - 11:10 PM

It'll be 'black carpet dye' ;)

Use some 'thinners' to get it off...