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Only had my ST 6 weeks and I'm rather concerned as I'm getting an annoying vibration through the clutch pedal.

From parked, if you stick the car in neutral and very slowly depress the accelerator I get a subtle engine resonance felt through the seat at about 1400revs and then a stronger resonance at 2000revs. At this point if you dip the clutch and move it around the bottom of its travel you get this same vibration on the pedal. It's really off putting when driving.

I went to see a mate tonight and was suprised that his ST had the same engine vibration but he didn't get it feeding through to the clutch.

I just wondered if...

a. anyone else gets the clutch vibration
b. anyone else doesn't have the engine resonances I mention.

Cheers,

Maczi
 

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hiya chap

steve g , had the same issues and he took it to puma build and thay told him it was the driveshaft,
he had one side replaced with a good second hand one for £300 fitted

try talking to puma build mate ,
 

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The vibration through the clutch seems to have got stronger now but also occasionally intermittent. I haven't worked out what seems to trigger it, but more often then not it's there.

It's easiest to show at standstill if you rev the engine in neutral up and down from tickover to 3000rpm, the clutch pedal vibrates loads in the lower half of travel. You can feel this when changing down the gears when moving.

Local Ford dealer have said that it's not a problem, it's just a "characterisitc"


Is there anyone else here who has/had this issue as I would like to prove to Ford that it's not common and maybe they'll do something about it.

Thanks for suggesting a driveshaft inbalance but this must be a different issue as my vibration occurs at standstill as well as in motion?

Anyone think it could be a flywheel issue?

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I get a bit of vibration and i literally just had the clutch changed and it's still doing it. I don't think it's really anything to worry about and they may have been right when the said it was a "characteristic". Just keep an eye on it and if it gets worse then take it to a local dealer and get them to do a diagnoses. They can't refuse to do it.
 

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hi the vibration can also be down to the dual mass flywheel being worn you would normally change the flywheel when you change the cluth but this can add another £400 to your bill and in this case some people dont change the flywheel.
when the flywheel has worn you will get a funny feeling where it feels like the clutch pedle can feel as if it is slightly pushing up and down when your foot is slightly pushing on it this can also feel abit like a vibration.
i have done few focus st clutches now and have had to change the flywheel on all the ones that have come through the workshop. only two of the ones ive done were while the car was under warranty the rest have been about 54000 ish. also if the flywheel does go it can damage the starter motor as all the dust and metal fileings get into it and damage it you will start to get a funny noise while cranking the engine but this will only happen when the flywheel is in a bad way not at the start.
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