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Rattle Rattle!

06 October 2013 - 02:53 PM

1/ Clutch pedal sticking on travel upwards from floor

2/ Damp patch around bell housing

3/ A metallic, sporadic intermittent rattle when in neutral which is also now noticeable when accelerating in low gears (undetermined whether this is clutch plate and/or DMF)

4/ Difficult to get into 1st, 2nd and 3rd

5/ Hesitating (intermittent) at 50-60mph


This is the result of a recent diagnosis I've had done on a 4yr old TDCI (1.8). It's going into the dealers I bought it from tomorrow for repairs, but I wondered what you thought the new parts list will include?

Conflicting Info..

26 July 2013 - 10:44 AM

My car's recently been back to the dealers as when at idle there was a metallicy rattling sound coming from the gearbox area. Very long story short, after a week of telling me there wasn't an issue the car was taken to Ford for a second opinion who advised that the release bearing was worn and needed replacing.


I've since got the car back and the only paperwork i've been given says that they've changed the concentric slave cylinder - £35 and £299 was spent on something else (no idea what, i've asked but not got a response).


Anyway, i've only driven it a few times since i've had it back and i've noticed that the rattling is still there (although very faint which dissapears when clutch pressed) and if you push the clutch in very slowly, as it starts to travel there's suddenly a loud and nasty rattle which stops once the clutch is pressed a bit further. Obviously i dont go round riding the clutch or only pressing it down part way, but is it supposed to do this??


The garage reckon it's entirely normal, Ford and an independant garage have mentioned the DMF.. what do you guys think?

Clear 'anti Scuff Pads'

12 July 2013 - 06:36 PM

On either corner of the boot lid where the lid meets the rubber stops, there is a clear pad that looks a bit like a nicorette patch.. one of mine's missing and the rubber is starting to wear the paint away, any ideas where i can get some or what is a decent alternative?

Calling All 1.8 Tdci Owners (Urgent!)

02 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

I need a massive favour off fellow 1.8 TDCi owners and this is going to sound the strangest thing you've ever heard on a forum!

I'm having a major row with a well know dealership and i need to know if what i'm arguing is right, so, your mission is as follow..


When you get in your car and start the ignition, leaving foot off clutch and obviously outta gear, just gently press the accelerator and hold it and let me know how high the revs get when they level off.. This would be a massive favour (all be it a very odd request!)

Result 1 - mine = 1,700rpm


Throttle Position Sensor?

29 June 2013 - 04:01 PM

I posted a while back that the throttle on my 09 TDCI seemed very sensitive, and i've just had what was a very strange opposite experience.. stopped at a roundabout and there was suddenly a faint 'twang', when i went to move off there was very little response from the throttle and then the car picked up again.. a bit down the road doing 20ish mph, i give it a bit more throttle to speed up and the pedal had to go almost half way down to get a reaction. Now i'm home, it's back to it's old tricks where you gently press it and it goes from idle to 1,500 rpm. I've booked it in to get looked at next week, but was wondering if this sounded like the throttle position sensor or something more sinister??