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    Rattle in neutral...

    Today I felt like driving home with the music off. I heard a rattle coming from the shifter when stopping at a traffic light. I was on neutral. AC was on... Should I be concerned!?

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    Btw... The rattle is for maybe 2 seconds and only sounds when I'm coming close to a complete stop on neutral. It seems like it shows after a long drive.
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    Anyone? I feel so lonely now

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    Could you please record the rattle?
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    If it goes away when the clutch is pressed down suspect the throw out bearing. Otherwise suspect the shifter, or debris, or loose rubbish. I've listed things in order of cost from most to least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRowe View Post
    Could you please record the rattle?
    I will try later when I get to record it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    If it goes away when the clutch is pressed down suspect the throw out bearing. Otherwise suspect the shifter, or debris, or loose rubbish. I've listed things in order of cost from most to least.
    Wait a minute. Thats something else now, when I press the clutch down on a stop the engine gets quite. When I release the clutch, I hear more engine...

    Forgive me as I am a noob but what is a throw out bearing?

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    Don't consider engine noise, consider a rattle only. If the rattle goes away when you press down the clutch pedal, it could be that the throw out bearing, a release bearing for the clutch mechanism, is faulty.
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    Hmmmm is the rattle suppose to be faint or noticeably loud? The funny thing is that I grew accustomed to the loud engine. So when I heard the engine get quieter when clutch depressed on a complete stop on neutral, I thought that was normal... Does anyone have the same thing on their car?

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    For me it depends on how warmed up the car is and the ambient air temp. On very cold mornings when I first start the car the idle RPM in neutral will change between clutch engaged and disengaged. I suspect this is because the flywheel/clutch is still being connected to the motor and spinning even though there is no gear engaged. However this is simply a hypothesis based on what I know about manuals; I am in no way shape or form an expert on these things.
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