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Sometimes when I come to a stop I hold down the brake as the clutch is depressed, when this happens the car is making a sound I am not familiar with.. like metal on metal of some sort, constant sound.. if I let go of the clutch the sound is gone.. it only happens on the occassion I brake and hold the clutch down at the same time..

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Sometimes when I come to a stop I hold down the brake as the clutch is depressed, when this happens the car is making a sound I am not familiar with.. like metal on metal of some sort, constant sound.. if I let go of the clutch the sound is gone.. it only happens on the occassion I brake and hold the clutch down at the same time..

Opinions?

I have exactly the same problem. I can't figure it out. Mine's made this noise for about 1 year, but it had got worse in the last few months i.e. more often. However, I've driven the car alot the last two weeks on holiday in Italy, (maybe 2000+miles so far, and a 1000 mile return trip this weekend). And its only made the sound twice whilst I've been away.

I've spoken to everyone I know with experience on the car, and no-one else seems familar with this kinda noise.

I think mine is more likely to make this noise when hot than cold.

Does it sound like it comes from the front of the car?

Will

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I have exactly the same problem. I can't figure it out. Mine's made this noise for about 1 year, but it had got worse in the last few months i.e. more often. However, I've driven the car alot the last two weeks on holiday in Italy, (maybe 2000+miles so far, and a 1000 mile return trip this weekend). And its only made the sound twice whilst I've been away.

I've spoken to everyone I know with experience on the car, and no-one else seems familar with this kinda noise.

I think mine is more likely to make this noise when hot than cold.

Does it sound like it comes from the front of the car?

Will

I cant tell where the sound is coming from, but it's always only when I have the clutch and brake depressed at the same time.. its like a low constant rumble, rough sound.. I would guess it is coming from the midsection but I just can't tell..

What connection do the brakes and the clutch have though? I would assume nothing? that is why this is so odd..

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Could it be the gears chattering as they would not be under any load but would still be spinning at speed. The clutch disconnects the engine but the box is still connected to the wheels. Just a thought. Try throwing it in neutral with the clutch depressed under braking to see if the noise goes away.

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."

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I'd try bleeding the line to the clutch slave cylinder.

Remember the clutch is hydraulic and on the V8 uses the same resevoir as the normal brakes. So if you had some air in the clutch line, depressing the brake pedal could cause the clutch to begin to engage slightly.

Just a thought.

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