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Have i trapped a rattle snake?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RobMorris, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. RobMorris
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    [Nov 15, 2011]
    Basically as I start to press in my clutch there is a (best i can describe) a rattle and vibration between changing gears more so inbetween the lower gears.
    Also as im driving along if i touch on the clutch I can hear it also...
    New clutch or release bearing time or something else like a gearbox or gear selector on it way out?

    Cheers
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    Release bearing I think! Around £40+fitting
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    I guess if I paid someone to fit a release bearing they might aswell fit a new cutch aswell right?
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    may aswell if you are paying for labour to fit the bearing :)

    to be honest though a rattly release bearing is just an annoying noise more than anything
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    I was thinking about ignoring it, but this A3 is the first decent car iver ever had so I wanted to keep it perfect!
    Perhaps il just have to learn to ignore it.

    Is the bearing a garage / gearbox out job? Or could I do it with a set of home ramps and a spanner?
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    it happened on mine thought the dmf had gone but luckily it was the release bearing but i got a new clutch fitted at the same time as it was apart at the time
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