I have a MK5 Astra 1.7 SRI 55 reg and I have a number of problems that I could do with some advice on -

1 - When I turn the car on as the engine starts there is a scratching sound?? Could this be the starter motor??

2 - When I am driving in low revs and I accelerate there is a sort of squeeky rattling sound from the front end??

3 - Also I have noticed that when the car is running but stationery if I press the clutch the engine also makes what I can only describe as a rattling sound and the engine seems to get louder??? My brother in law also noticed this and told me to get it checked out

Any advice much appreciated