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So, lately I’ve noticed a short rattle coming from where I believe is directly under the driver’s seat. This only happens when the car is at a stop and in first gear, when the clutch is very slowly engaged. At any other speed and in any other gear, silence. I am stage 1 tuned and do have some mild clutch slip at times. If this was clutch related, wouldn’t it be happening in other gears? I don’t know enough about the mechanics of clutches and transmissions, but something isn’t right. I’ve also heard it could be a cross member that has loosened up a bit. Any input is appreciated. It’s possible this has been happening for months or longer, but usually I have the stereo on and am not really listening for abnormal noises.


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I would suggest that most clutch related noises would be caused by the throw-out bearing. How many miles on the car?
 

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Not sure about your noise but some clutch slip is no good. You will need a new one soon and if you allow too much slip, then the flywheel will require replacement as well. No one seems to avoid replacing the clutch on a tuned car.
 

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Update: the rattle is coming from the tray on my newly installed Integrated Engineering air intake. Not sure if it’s a design flaw, but it’s obviously annoying.


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