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Old 09-24-2004, 05:27 PM   #1
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Clutch problem or just normal

I have read all the threads about the rattling, and I was just curious if this is normal or something wrong. I am probably the most paranoid person on earth.

When the car is in neutral and I rev it up, especially with the hood up, over like 2400 rpm the engine tone changes and sounds like it has a little rattle added to it, I thought it was my cat shield but that was fixed by the dealer, it still does it, but no noticable noise at idle. Any ideas?


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Old 09-24-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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With it on a rack, trace the exhaust system.
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If the noise presists just take it into the dealership and have them deal with it
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:07 PM   #4
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If the noise presists just take it into the dealership and have them deal with it
My grandpa told me it was the cams activating or something, but i dunno
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:37 PM   #5
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It's a KNOWN clutch problem if . . .

you push in the clutch and the sound goes away. If so, there is a TSB on that problem, the TSB is 04-12-2, that number will have meaning to your ford dealer.
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it might be AC or transmission lines? Don't know if it helps too much. The first time that i went to ford to isolate a mysterious rattle, they ended up isolating the transmission line and air conditioner line. Turns out it was the heat shield though.

anyways, just some other maybes? just take it to a dealer!
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:25 PM   #7
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Okay I thought I had my heat shield fixed but it's not gone. Where exactly is the issue. Rear of the cat or where the 4 comes to one on the header. Where is it?? I had found one pressure fitting that failed in the rear and repaired that. Dealer says the heatshield sound is normal on all (INLCUDING nonSVT.) focus. HELP ME.

Oh yeah sorry for the hijack.
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Okay I thought I had my heat shield fixed but it's not gone. Where exactly is the issue. Rear of the cat or where the 4 comes to one on the header. Where is it?? I had found one pressure fitting that failed in the rear and repaired that. Dealer says the heatshield sound is normal on all (INLCUDING nonSVT.) focus. HELP ME.

Oh yeah sorry for the hijack.
...would have been just as much effort to post in the thread you were already on your rant in...my cat was loose where the four bolts attatch it to the cat.
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I already appologized for my ignorance if you refer back to the threads you'll see that. I'll apologize for my bashing of the previous eve here and now. Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-25-2004, 02:36 PM   #10
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There is a bracket that goes form the exhust to the engine block that broke on my car. I think it's at the fornt of the cat somewhere. The tech that replaced mine after comparing the one he took off and the new one he put on were different. I guess they were prone ot brakeing and redesigned.
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