Technical Fiat Punto 1.9D rattle while stopped

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Technical Fiat Punto 1.9D rattle while stopped


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Mar 14, 2024
Sremska Mitrovica
I have a very specific problem with my 2003 Fiat Punto 1.9D. Sometimes (not always) when left running in neutral for a a minute or so (also sometimes after stopping on a red light), there is a very audible rattling sound. But if i press in the clutch, or if i give it some throttle, the sound stops (sometimes it will stop for a second then start again, so you have to do it 2 or 3 times for it to completely stop). It never appears in gear or while driving.
Symptoms you describe are normally the start of a failing Dual Mass Flywheel, that’s if yours is DMF obviously. If there’s no vibrations that go with it at the moment it’ll get a lot worse before you need to start panicking. When it’s shaking you to bits or the noise is getting embarrassing at traffic lights then look at getting it changed!