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Squeak Pulling Away Or Lifting Clutch With Handbrake On


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Hi Folks... first post here!

I got a 2008 1.8 TDCi Focus about a month ago - 40k on the clock.

It's recently developed a squeaking noise when pulling away quickly in 1st gear - from under the bonnet. I can make the same sound happen if I slowly raise the clutch with the handbrake on, just passed the biting point.

Doesn't sound like good news, and it's getting worse - any ideas? I'm thinking DMF or Clutch, though it seems a bit young for both. Similarly, would it be the DMF if the noise happens when lifting the clutch with the handbrake on?

Any ideas appreciated! :)

Edit: Just to clarify, no clutch slip to report, either.

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Could be the clutch, when i went to buy my focus a 08 diesel same milage as yours there was a weird clicking noise coming from the enfine when on idle. Couldnt notice ot when driving though. Dealer tried to pass it off as nothing but i insisted it was checked. Turns out he had to replace the clutch at a cost of 600pound.

If u have recently bought it i would assume there is a warranty with it? If so take it back and get it checked.

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Thank for the reply - thinking it will be a trip back to the garage next week. It's been a couple of months, and the warranty doesn't include "clutch when at end of life due to mileage or age, or burnt out"... The first two are definitely not the case, but the last statement doesn't seem very specific! *fingers crossed*

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If the noise you are describing is a squeal abit like a fan belt slipping, it is coming from the clutch. HOWEVER I've come accross this many times over the years and it does'nt neccessarily mean your clutch is about to fail. Escorts were particularly prone to this and although changing the clutch would stop it, the clutch which came out was always only half worn. On the question of mileage I've seen many clutches worn out at less than 40k, and many dmfs as well

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I would expect a clutch to last at least 60K on a mid-sized car like a Focus. I'm no expert, though. Unless the car has been treated particularly harshly during it's life, I'd think that 60K is a reasonable expectation from the clutch. Mine has just been changed at 150K, and I hope I don't have to look anywhere near it for a long time.

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I would expect a clutch to last at least 60K on a mid-sized car like a Focus. I'm no expert, though. Unless the car has been treated particularly harshly during it's life, I'd think that 60K is a reasonable expectation from the clutch. Mine has just been changed at 150K, and I hope I don't have to look anywhere near it for a long time.

You would hope to get 70-80k out of a clutch but it's very common (particularly if your car spends most of it's life in an urban enviroment) to get much less. Anything over 25k has to be considered as normal (although not really acceptable)

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