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    Default Clutch or DMF?

    Not sure if I have a problem here or not but knowing my luck I will and it will cost a fortune! Apologies in advance for the long winded post.

    So, I've noticed over the last few days that the car has developed a rattle. Its more prominent when starting the car from cold. Im not certai what it is but suspect DMF or clutch. When the car is first started up, I press the clutch in as always. When releasing it, I can distinctly here this "rattling" noise start.

    Also, when the clutch reaches the biting point when I press the pedal down and release, there is a sort of crunching or grinding noise. I can hear this when stationery, noramlly just after starting the car up. It prob does this when Im on the move but over the engine and road/tyre noise, its very difficult to hear.

    Has anyone come across this sort of thing before and if so, what was it? If not, has anyone got any ideas or could point me in the right direction? Car drives fine and pulls well too so not too much to complain about - yet!

    TIA peeps.

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    Sounds like the DMF i'm afraid. Mines the same, rattles when cold, dip the clutch and the noise stops.

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    Ive still got a month warranty left on the car from when I bought it. I wonder if its something I could get done under that.

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    i would have thought you would be able to have it done under warrenty thats why you have it

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    It doesnt cover EVERYTHING though and you know what these places are like, they will do everything they can to get out of paying for something using some limp technicality or something. Still, gotta be worth a try though. Think I'll ring them on Monday.

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    Deffo confirm the warranty will cover this before letting anyone loose on your motor for dmf work...
    My dmf has been rattling when i first fire up in the morning for a while now, so far i have 3 quotes from clutch/gearbox specialists:
    1 £765
    2 £675
    3 £550
    Full kits all in inc VAT using LUK parts, you can easily double these prices if a dealer does the work.
    hth

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    At those prices, I'll be TRIPLE checking before anything gets done!

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    Anybody else any further ideas or opinions on this?

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    Hey I have a similar noise but does the oposite thing no noise when stopped with engine running (idle) push the clutch peddle down and I hear a nasty rattle could this be the trust bearing or DMF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cossiejay View Post
    i would have thought you would be able to have it done under warrenty thats why you have it
    On a 2004 Vectra the OE warranty will have well expired!

    Therefore assume it is now a third party warranty
    Check with the provider to see if the DMF and/or clutch is covered
    Normally the DMF is covereed, but not the clutch
    If that is the case, advise the repairing garage you will pay for the clutch parts only (as the garage will have to remove the clutch anyway, so is a nil cost to labour)

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