FarmerPete

Rattle when clutch engaged

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Hi Gurus,

I’ve noticed a small rattle with my 2014 RAV4 Diesel manual with 21k kms on the clock.

I first heard the ‘rattle’ when in neutral whent the clutch is engaged. When I press the clutch in the rattle disappears.

The car drives normally with smooth gear changes and no noticed difference in the clutch pedal feedback/pressure.

Having noticed it, I hear the rattle throughout the gears although its hard to hear clearly due to the diesel motor sound and road noise.

I did stall the car last week at low speed and I think I’m just being paranoid but I can’t remember the noise being there before. I only really noticed it a couple of days ago.

I read about throwbearings or clutch springs being loose making rattle sounds but I suppose it could be something else entirely.

I’ll take it into Toyota this week if I an but I’d like some expert knowledge in case they tell me to replace the clutch!

Thanks in advance!

Pete

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1 hour ago, FarmerPete said:

the ‘rattle’ when in neutral whent the clutch is engaged. When I press the clutch in the rattle disappears.

Most likely going to be the throwout bearing.

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There was a previous thread where a fix to a clutch pedal rattle was lubricating the dry pivot point where the spring attaches/arms pivots on the clutch fork/throwout bearing arm. From memory, that thread also included a link to a Youtube video

http://au.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/5764-rant/?tab=comments#comment-76147

 

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Funny you mention this about a squeaky clutch pedal - my ‘09 Corolla suffers from a squeaky clutch pedal. I just never did anything about it. Toyota service ‘couldn’t hear it’ so I’ll see how far I get with that one.

I’ve booked the Rav into our local Toyota service tomorrow so we’ll know then what the damage is.

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