Theirs a rattle at the front of my mk4 astra, the rattle is only their when im not accelerating and driving. When im accelerating or put the clutch in the rattle goes!
it could be the clutch release bearing.when worn it rattles/spins in the housing.noise goes when it is pressed onto the clutch drive plates, as when you push inthe clutch pedal. Often also a sizzling/whizzing sound as well.lots of other things that can rattle when engine is under "thrust" or "torque movement".grab everthing that you can and give it a tug or shake for excess movement.>check exhaust when it is cold< for anything fouling/catching it.
Originally Posted by astra114