Grinding noise when letting clutch out to pull off 2008 Vauxhall Astra 1.7 Diesel Estate
This problem is intermittant at present. My drive is on an incline and when I pull off in first gear there is sometimes a loud grinding noise which stops when I get on the flat. One person who heard it said that, from experience he thought it was the pulley wheel on the oil pump. Took it to my local garage who didn't hear the noise but are convinced it is the fly wheel in the gear box.
Can anybody please shed any light on this? Thanks very much.
Thanks very much Whittinghame for the suggestion ie DMF ( DUAL MASS FLYWHEEL ). Is this a major problem? I'm not very mechanically minded but it sounds expensive! How would I find out for sure or do I have to wait until it fails completely? Thanks for any advice you can provide. Can you give me any idea of potential costs?