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doom-clonk

Discussion in 'Motors' started by The_TailGunner, 18 Jan 2006.

  1. The_TailGunner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,894

    Location: Dublin

    yup- for some odd reason, sometimes when my gf puts her foot on the clutch, we get a loung "clonk" (which we have named the doom-clonk....dont ask...)

    sounds like its coming from inside the passenger compartment, kind of like the pedal is catching on a piece of plastic trim, but i have no idea what it could actually be...


    1992 mk3 fiesta 1.1 with assosciated rust and dents....

    anyone got any ideas? (new car not an option- i have pc upgrades to do :D)

    TG
     
  2. Bill101

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,550

    Location: Liverpool

    check where the cable goes through the bulkhead,it may be rubbing,or even stuck and the bulkhead is flexing.I've seen that on old Morris 1000s :)
     
  3. The_TailGunner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,894

    Location: Dublin

    hmm....there is very very little resistance when it happens, but will have a looky...

    anything else i can look for whilst im getting dirty and having to be outdoors?

    TG
     
  4. icyshore

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jan 2004

    Posts: 850

    It sounds like the clutch ratchet has gone, its should only be a few quid from your local ford dealer though its a right fiddly job as its up under the dash. Its a normal consumable part and shouldnt take a garage that long to fit.

    Most of the ford range are prone to this in later years.
     
  5. SB118

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,581

    Location: "Sunny" Plymouth

    ^^ as above, sounds like the self adjuster has died and you can hear the plastic bits flapping around. You can get the parts from a motorfactor very cheaply (it's as if they are a regular part to die on older fords ;))