Bought a 2002/2003 1.8 TDCI focus 160k but had lots of engine work done so seemed like a good buy, seemed fine on test drive apart from it seemed like battery was low when I started it because starter seemed weak, but thought id charge battery when i got home, got all the way home.
Test battery when I got home and its fine
Now heres the problems
Starter seems weak to start, turns twice before weakly starting.
At idle with the clutch not pressed can hear a grinding noise about every second, and vibration, when I press clutch in it all stops and everything is fine. If i rest my foot on the clutch can feel a strong tapping on the peddle.
Car pulls off fine, no noise or vibration when driving, just at idle
Was driving yesterday and did notice when I pulled off the clutch got stuck about half way, then popped while i was moving and clutch engaged more
I dont know if this is normal but clutch seems really low, bout an inch i reckon til clutch is fully engaged
I fear it may be flywheel, but i have noticed different symptoms from people so i dont know
any advice please would be great