I own a VW Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI year 2005.
There is a strange ticking noise coming somewhere from under the hood and as it seems it starts and is mostly noticeable when I press on the clutch. This noise was definitely not there before. It seems as something is stuck and is constantly hitting on something else.
I went to a local mechanic, he took a look at the car a little bit and his initial guess was that it is something connected with the transmission and he will have to break it apart to find out what exacly the problem is.
I'm a complete noob when it comes to mechanics and i would like some tips from the community at what might be the problem.
I think I did not bring up plenty of information when it comes to the operation of the car.
- First of all I don't feel any change in terms of gear shifting
- Another thing is that the sound is not turned on/off when I press/release the clutch pedal, rather it appears/disappears on random occasions. Sometimes it is not present at all, sometimes it is barely noticeable and sometimes it is loud enough and you simply cannot miss it
- There is no difference when it comes to where the biting point of the clutch is
- I don't feel any pulsing or vibration through the clutch pedal as @WeakMech points out
- The car does not seem to have lost its power, I guess that is something that I would definitely feel especially for example when climbing up a steeper hill
Okay so I did a little bit of research and watched a few YouTube videos trying to locate someone with the similar noise as mine. I think the noise in this video is as close as it can get when it comes to the noise that I'm hearing on my car. The noise in the video is coming from the clutch release fork. There is this other video where a somewhat different noise is occurring from the video and from what I'm experiencing on my car. The fix for the noise they are suggesting in that video is doing some lubrication in the area between the pivot ball and the release fork.