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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have notice some noise sometimes when i breaking, and only
rolling ahead, then i floor the clutch pedal, then
i can hear weak noise (tic-tic-tic-tic). If i release the clutch it stops, and if i floor it again....tic-tic...
The speed of the ticking follows the cars speed.
The clutch works fine... any ideas??
 

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could be the release bearing, this happen on my Punto, when you put the pedal to the floor, there was a noticeable rattling. This noise eventually went, to be replaced with a rattling when the car was in neutral- the rattling went when you depressed the clutch. 20,000 miles later the bearing finally went leaving me with a very creaky stiff (ooer) notchy pedal. Had a new clutch fitted but I still get the rattle in neutral. Alberto's motors (alfa specialist near Oldham) checked it- just said it was naturally rattly!
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Do you need any speciel tools for replacing the clutch?
And do i have to buy an original clutch?
And prices?
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
you dont need any special tools to do a clutch just a good tool set..you dont need to buy a OE clutch either but get a good quality one dont go for re-built clutch although cheap i have had problems with these..most clutches on most cars are about £60-80(uk)but if you have a Q4 it could be as much as £180(uk)..i must say a clutch job isnt one i would ever consider at home(they can be bad enough at work)also the gear box is very heavy especialy if yor working on the ground lying on your back.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Jimybob is right, taking out the gearbox is a PIG of a job. I did it at home, to replace the crankshaft seal, and it took me several days. Admittedly, having to replace one of the rear engine mount bolts with a 14mm stud because the previous dealer (here we go again) managed to strip the threads in the gearbox housing didn't help. But if you have two trolley jacks, axle stands and a lot of space to store the parts you have to take out before you get to the 'box, it can be done.
And when I had the whole thing dismantled, I decided I didn't need a new clutch... STUPID STUPID STUPID BOY! (intentional caps lock :D )
 
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By the way, is it possible to take out the engine plus gearbox through the bonnet rather than dropping it downwards?
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
it is possible to get it out the top,but far easier to drop it out the bottom with the sub frame.
 
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