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i posted a thread on saturday about my car, as i was driving home there was a clunking snapping kind of sound and then the clutch felt funny when pushing it down and when it was coming back up, the ca…
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
i posted a thread on saturday about my car, as i was driving home there was a clunking snapping kind of sound and then the clutch felt funny when pushing it down and when it was coming back up, the car was still able to drive. anyway i took it to the garage today as i was worried about driving it with my young daughter in, they rang me after they had looked at it and said they cannot find anything wrong with it. i dont understand as the sound it made didnt sound good, is it possible they could be lying, i dont think they would as they would want the work and money i suppose, i just find it strange they couldnt find anything. would it be worth getting it looked at again by a different gargae.
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Yes - try another mechanic.
#2
sometimes your abs kicks in (car thinks its braking) and the clutch feels funny (kind of shudders!) after this generally the car's fine.... i know this as my last 2 cars have done this when braking heavily
#3
also the sound is like a clunking noise and it is quite frightening, but testing the brakes yourself (without your wee one in it) and see if it feels ok
#4
it does happen, we've had cars in where the customer has reported a noise like the wheel is about to drop off, but we have found nothing, unfortunatly if we cant find anything we cant do anything.
#5
it may be the self adjuster on the clutch. that would make a clicking noise when you release the clutch pedal. THis happens every few hundred miles or so. it is normal for this to happen.
#6
the brakes are fine, its the clutch that felt funny, my partners picking it up tomorrow so will see what he says when hes driving it. i think i will get it checked again just to put my mind at rest as i would never forgive myself if anything happened while i had my daughter with me.
#7
sounds like self adjusting clutch mechanism - there is a cable & ratchet system and every now and again you can get the noise as the clutch pedal height adjusts according to clutch wear
have had this on a fiesta before

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