Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
the worst noise ever?
'57 2.4jtdm been running fine for ages. About 2 months ago I thought I heard something associated with my clutch release bearing, then all quiet again.
Now I have suddenly got an almighty clatter coming from the clutch /gearbox area BUT only under the following situation: when clutch pedal somewhere between 25 and 75% of travel. With pedal up no noise, pedal fully down no noise! Pedal in between there is an awful noise. Like mechanical rattling.
Mostly audible at tickover, higher revs the engine drowns it out. Can be heard in the cabin. No change to gear changing ability, hear nothing abonormal in gear with pedal up at any speed in any gear. no clutch slip either.
Initially I thought it must be a problem with thrust bearing but would expect that to be silent when no load and noisey when under any load with pedal pushed down from about 5% travel.
Anyone come across this before? I am prepared for the worst - I've got used to it having owned alfa for 5 years!