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    So this afternoon the engine suddenly started sounding very "rattly". Then I noticed a whine when gearing up (the whine ran on briefly on depressing the clutch) and an odd vibration through the clutch pedal when the clutch is fully depressed. When stationary there is a definite "rattle" sound that gets worse when the clutch is depressed.

    I had to drive home on the freeway and the engine performed normally and the car felt normal. The noises are only apparent at low speeds (maybe just can't hear them at 110kph)

    I have been noticing over the last few days that the car shudders when first moving off in 1st gear, or reversing. But after that all is OK. No "slippage" of the clutch when driving or when the car is under load.

    My thoughts are possible clutch failure, or close to it.

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    Any other ideas out there??

    It's a 2003 model 307. 2L petrol manual with 235k on the clock.

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    It sounds like the pilot bearing in the middle of the flywheel, which takes the end of the gearbox shaft. It could be the clutch release bearing but this wouldn't usually continue to make noise with the clutch pedal released.

    It's a gearbox out job anyway and at that mileage you'd need a clutch kit in any case, which would include a release bearing.


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    Thanks Stuey

    I've had suggested that it could be a Dual Mass Flywheel failure. However my car is petrol, not diesel and I thought that DMF were only in the HDi engines. Do you know anything about this?

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    Just for a laugh, check your auxiliary belts, balancer and try to peek inside the timing cover.

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    Sorry Sheusz, not sure about the DMF.


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    I don't believe there is a DMF on an EW petrol engined 307.

    I think it may be the clutch bearing too.
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    So I have the car back from the dealer today after 2 days in the shop.
    In the end it was the clutch bearing.
    Since the car was close to 240,000km I got them to do the timing belt (they are supposed to be replaced every 80,000km) and the water pump (in the area anyway). Also got them to do what they thought was necessary at this mileage. I've also had a dodgy & leaking power steering rack for a while so I got that replaced as well. (reco unit)

    In all the replacements were;
    Clutch Kit
    Clutch Guide Bush
    Timing belt
    Water Pump
    Roller guide
    Power Steering Rack
    Coolant
    Gearbox oil
    Engine oil filter
    Engine oil
    Power steering fluid

    Total cost was just over $3,000.00 which I don't think is crazy considering the parts & labour involved. it was also much cheaper than I was quoted at other places.

    The drive home was interesting. Clutch feels totally different and the steering also. Time to get readjusted to the car.

    Looked at the new 308 and have to admit I think it looks just like any other hatch. Has a hint of BMW when looked at from the front quarter and also very generic. I feel the interior is also a bit spartan (I like buttons & lights, of which my 307 has lots.
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