Quick question. When you push the clutch in does it stop or does it keep doing it?
That's generally not the source of the 'cold start' rattle though.If the bell housing dust cover plate is causing the noise, then make sure its bolts are tight.
If the bottom 2 bolts are missing, then you can get them at a Ford Dealer. They have a 10mm x 1.5mm thread, and are no longer than 3/4". Sometimes placing a rubber washer between the plate and the bell housing is needed to eliminate the noise.
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Agree. But wanted to make sure no stone was left unturned. Replacing 2 missing bolts on my car's bell housing dust cover silenced a metallic rattling sound during a cold start.That's generally not the source of the 'cold start' rattle though.
I would almost guarantee it's the flex plate. The transmission needs to be dropped to fix it.I have checked the bolts, they are tight. Any other idea what can be the noise source ?
What is the flex plate ? How can I fix it ?I would almost guarantee it's the flex plate. The transmission needs to be dropped to fix it.
No... Only applies to manuals.my auto does it to is this the same thing stlwagon on mine.
I have got the same issue, it is grinding not rattle or vibration.When I start out in first, I will hear kind of a grinding noise coming from the transmission, but that has been normal for these cars.