Ford Focus 1.6 zetec rattling noise

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  1. delboyuk2005uk

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    When I pull away in 1st gear at low revs I get a rattling noise from under the car until I get to about 2000 revs then it goes. Same happens in 2nd gear. But 3rd its not noticebale and 4th and 5th not noticeable at all. Have I got a problem?

    Also when I am at traffic lights the engine ratlles more than usual, but when I put my clutch in it stops, Should I be concerend about this also?
     
  2. delboyuk2005uk

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    anyone assist me with any advice?
     
  3. IanW1977

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    It sounds to me like it just may be the Exhaust resonating - Could always drop into a well known Exhaust centre to check the mounts are all a ok
     
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    could also be the heat shields under the car rattling on the exhaust or on the underside of the cars bodywork. There is also most likely a manifold heat shield in the engine bay make sure this hasnt come close.
     
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    Reminds me of when the 1st Sport Corsa came out where the handbrake cable rattled on the exhaust sounding like a baked bean in a tin - Parrrp
     
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    Sounds like it could be clutch or gearbox/diff, get it checked out @ a garage.
     
  7. delboyuk2005uk

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    what does this mean
     
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    You dont say how old car is or mileage.

    But if noise stops when you put the clutch in then that may be a clutch assy or thrust bearing fault. Not really a rattle sound though.

    Like riget says, could also be a gearbox prob.

    In fact it could be almost anything, but best you get it checked by a mechanic to identify and sort out in case there is something serious.

    An inspection and repair now could save you a lot of money in the future.

    Maybe its something simple. Good luck.
     
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    dualmass flywheel perhaps,
     
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    First thing I thought but then I don't think there on a 1.6 zetec
     
  11. delboyuk2005uk

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    Its a 52 plate done nearly 70k miles. Had clutch replaced about a year ago has been making the noise when idle and then putting clutch in stops the noise afterwards, can this be related
     
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    do you know if the clutch release bearing was renewed as well as the clutch ??? , if it was not then i would suspect it to be the culprit :thumbsdow
     
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    I dont know but they did say it was a 3 in 1 clutch
     
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    Most likely to be the heat shield on the catalytic converter.
     
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    so putting your foot on the clutch pedal stops the heat shield rattling :rotfl:
     
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    Don't be so dim, it's a seperate noise, totally unrelated to the likely source of the noise, it's perfectly normal for the engine to rattle more than usual at idle with the clutch up, the input shaft and all the gears attached to it are turning with the gearbox in neutral - in fact I'd be worried if the box wasn't noisier when the parts inside it are turning....

    If the original noise (the first one mentioned) goes away when the clutch pedal is depressed everyso slightly whilst driving then it is the release bearing, but very unlikely to just be rattling at 2000 rpm and then go away again....
     
  17. paulyoung666

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    DIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! , how dare you sir !!!!!!!!!!!!!! , if i had my trusty flintlock to hand i would challenge you to a duel at dawn sir !!!!!!!!!!! , the cheek of it !!!!!!!!!! :rotfl: , so , i have a 51 plate mondeo with 50 k miles on the clock and can notice no difference at idle and stationary with either clucth up or down , ye gods i will take it to the dealers in the morning and demand they replace the g'box because it is not noisy , as if , spouting crap my mate , sorry to say :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     
  18. SeanT

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    Hmmm, bet it makes a little more noise, have you tried it with your ear to the gearbox (*bends down and gives paul a wedgie whilst he is lying under the car* :rotfl: )
    The MTX75 box in our Mondeos is a lot smoother than the box fitted to the smaller engined focii (the bigger engined ones have the same box, unless I am just spouting again and ford started making them all the same)
     
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    *ouch* that bloody wedgie smarted !!!!! , to be honest i thought all were mtx 75's :)
     

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