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Old 17-11-2003   #1
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Funny Clutch problem

Hi Guys
Just bought a 55S after a test drive.
What didn't show up then (but did on the way home) is that if you sit with your foot on the clutch (eg: in queue ot T-junction waiting to move)after about 45 secs (but NOT immediately) a noise like a loose exhaust pipe rattling starts up. Stops immediately the clutch is let up. It is not dependent on position of gear lever - happens in both 1st & neutral.

This is not repeatable but a 1 in 5 occurance.

I haven't actaully worked out whether it is the engine shaking (eg: a misfire - but caused by pressing the clutch???) or something inside the clutch housing (my favorite theory).

Before anyone says clutch bearing on the way out, the noise is NOT a squeal like that, it is a rattle.

All ideas welcome.

Also - the radio wants a code to be entered but the code on the vehicle documentation doesn't work. Alternatives to buying a new radio please?

all things must pass.
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radios can usaly be recoded at a car audio shop about 10 15, or fiat may have code on central computer but as its fiat if they have it they will charge for it.

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Radio sorted -10 on internet if you tell them code on stamped on side of radio.

Strange noise seems to have gorn for the moment.

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