hi, i have a 2010 skoda octavia 1.6tdi which i purchased new. it has 73k kms on the clock. when i press the clutch i get a rattling sound about half way to the floor and the same on the way back up. it is not noticable whilst driving normally but in traffic is. its not a very loud noise but as i am a taxi driver i do notice it as i am always in traffic. is it anything to be concerned about?thanks ben
Country: IrelandMake: skodaModel: OctaviaEngine: 1.6 tdi manual
Hello and Welcome to justanswer....This is noise coming from the clutch - either the release bearing - or the "fingers" on the clutch cover plate ....or the DMF...dual mass flywheel.They do go like this - its early signs that its going to need replacing at some point - Its not wear and tear - as in clutch wearing out - its more premature mechanical failure for this to happen... but the only answer is replacement Im afraid. I have known then fail at a lot less mileage than this - but the replacements are better / longer lasting. ( the DMF I mean)Just check the linkages etc - I have known the gear selector cables to come loose and cause odd noises etc - but in your case, it does sound very much like the bearing / clutch as above..As mentioned, it could also be the DMF but in any event, you would not replace just the clutch - you would replace the whole unit - clutch and Dmf to do a proper job. They ( whoever does the job ) can test the Dmf though while on the car - there are proper guidelines which they will have - as to how much movement is allowed on the Dmf before having to replace it.So - while its not so bad , its not a worry - more a nuisance... but it is a sign that its going to need doing at some point future soon...
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a lot of possibilities! i do know that a clutch bearing can rattle a little for a long time and do no damage. i am also aware that the dual mass flywheels do give major problems and i was hoping for a more definitive answer. do you know if they made any improvements to this new model of the octavia? have there been problem with this model that you know of. the vehicle is still under manuf warranty and i would like to know if you have came across dmf failures to the new model..also, dont be so anxious to be paid, my money is good, ben
Hello again Ben..Thank you for your reply...Indeed, it seems a lot of possibilities - but its not really - its all in the clutch area...which is when attended too - done in one hit.I cannot be definitive for obvious reasons - all I can do is tell you what I know - With not being able to check / inspect it - Im going off what you have described... you could get a second opinion from a garage that can just check / listen to it and I would advise that... but again, from what you have described... its looking like one or the other components of the clutch set up. Again - when its stripped - it will be identified as to which part was giving the trouble.. and its not like you can save anything by way of time / money - it all has to be stripped in any event if you know what I mean.The replacements , Dmf's are improved - and I would actually recommend the LUK range as one of the best to replace yours with.I have as mentioned come across may Dmf failures - on these models too... in fact the last one I had anything to do with was at 32 k miles - and was replaced under warranty..I hope that helps you further Ben - covers all for you ...Again -its a little difficult from here - All we can do is offer advice which is what I have done based on your overview of the situation...Let me know if I can help any more at all..Best Rgds - MIKE.We ask re the Accept as a reminder because thats how we are credited for our time etc spent helping ... Thank You :)
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