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very loud clutch chatter when in first gear and i depress the clutch...

so i have 350 miles on my z now, and i am noticing this noise a lot more. when i am slowing driving in first gear (like when i am

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Old 03-20-2010, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i have 350 miles on my z now, and i am noticing this noise a lot more. when i am slowing driving in first gear (like when i am pulling into my garage) and i depress the clutch, the car makes a very loud chattering/banging noise and it is quite annoying. it happened a few times when i was in stop/go traffic today as well. is this the normal chatter that you guys talk about, or do i need to make a trip to the dealership?
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Sounds like you're waiting too long to depress the clutch... TRy depressing and slipping it a bit when you're at very slow speeds..
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Sounds like you're waiting too long to depress the clutch... TRy depressing and slipping it a bit when you're at very slow speeds..
so you are suggesting to slip the clutch on decel? in all the manual cars i have owned/driven, i have never had to slip the clutch when coming to a stop in first gear...
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i am pretty sure mine does not make any noise, let alone a loud one. sounds like you need to have the dealer check it out.
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My Z has made that noise from day one. I now have 10,600km on the car and its still doing it but still going strong.
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This is normal nothing to worry about. From porsches to corvetts they all have chatter and make noises when oulling out of first and in neutral
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i have never had to slip the clutch when coming to a stop in first gear...
???...You don't slip it, you disengage it....your description sounds more like driver error than anything wrong with the car...First manual trans?
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???...You don't slip it, you disengage it....
i guess i am confused on your suggestion in the earlier post...

the noise happens when i am slowly rolling into my garage in first gear and when i push in the clutch as i am coming inside, the chatter/banging noise happens right then. so slipping the clutch at that time didn't make sense to me...
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???...You don't slip it, you disengage it....your description sounds more like driver error than anything wrong with the car...First manual trans?
it's not driver error dude. i have to push in the clutch before i stop or the car will stall. i have owned over 10 manual transmission vehicles. most recently a '02 z06 vette and before that a '03 cobra. not to mention the manual jeeps i have had as off road toys where slow speed/crawling clutch action is required. trust me, it's not driver error...

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I believe this is normal. I have a similar situation with my car too. When I depress the clutch, sometimes, I feel a slight tapping. Are you having a similar situation?
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These cars are known for this, the 350 as well. I can make my clutch make that loud chatter "if" I slam it to the floor too fast. You learn the smooth motion that is necessary to avoid the chatter. Mine never chatters, "but", I can make it do it everytime "if" I don't work it properly. Same thing Mod said, "You don't slip it, you disengage it"
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I believe this is normal. I have a similar situation with my car too. When I depress the clutch, sometimes, I feel a slight tapping. Are you having a similar situation?
yes, it is kindof a tapping noise. but it is not slight, it is quite loud...
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Same thing Mod said, "You don't slip it, you disengage it"
first he said to slip it. then he said don't slip it, disengage it...
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happens to me to.. but i know it happens when i disengage the clutch too quickly.... i just need to do it more slowly...
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