Rattle Noise From Clutch on Mitsubishi Eclipse

A rattle noise may be noted from the clutch area while the car is at idle. If the noise changes or goes away when the clutch is depressed the fault is commonly with the clutch disc springs. It has be reported that a revised clutch disc is available from Mitsubishi to correct this concern.


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Average mileage: 136,693 (49,000–204,000)
9 model years affected: 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 49,000 mi,
drivetrain rattles at idle when the clutch is not depressed. When the clutch is depressed, the rattling goes away.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 109,000 mi,
When I start my car There is a loud rattling noise This continues while driving.When i press clutch peddle down the noise goes away. Any ideas?
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse 96,000 mi,
just noticed this, mainly when im sitting in a drive thru because the rattling echoes off of the building. Sometimes when I put my clutch in it goes away, but other times it just rattles and is quite embarrassing because I keep my car in excellent condition. wondering what the heck is going on though and if I need to be concerned or its just a quick fix.
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 177,000 mi,
Rattle when at idle in neutral. goes away when you press the clutch, or put the car in gear.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 130,000 mi,
Clutch rattled for about 2 months , a few weeks ago was going down the road down shifted from 4th to third at 50 mph. Car made a loud bang and no gears at all ..
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 150,000 mi,
have a rattling/ grinding noise in the clutch area. new/used manual tranny, new throw out bearing not new clutch. press the clutch in and gone release it and it sounds angry.
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse 204,000 mi,
Clutch rattles when I turn the engine off. I do NOT hear the rattle if I depress the clutch pedal when I kill the engine.
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse 140,000 mi,
We just had the clutch replaced the clutch about 2,000 miles ago then it started rattling push the clutch in and it goes away
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse 89,000 mi,
Same as listed not fixed yet.
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse 202,000 mi,
Rattles at idle and once you push in the clutch peddle the rattle goes away
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse 187,000 mi,
Rattle noise from clutch
it sqeakeals like a lound grinding and if i acclerate fast it like slips and i hear a like bang almost like a nock but its coming from the tranny
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 155,000 mi,
Rattle Noise From Clutch,goes away when clutch is depressed.new cluch kit was installed.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 106,000 mi,
same problem