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I have a 2016 model Ford ecosport titanium petrol 1.5. I am facing a strange issue in my car. During cold start, it starts up just fine. However after running the car for sometime and parking it in the sun which heats its under bumper components, the self of the car drags for a second or two . I replaced starter motor complete set, petrol filter, air filter, spark plugs, ac filter, clutch kit, engine oil, engine oil filter. However the problem persists. The car runs fine after it starts.
Another issue i am having in my car is there is a very faint sound in neutral only when i depress my clutch. The sound mostly erodes when the car runs for some time. Mine is a 5 speed manual. Should i be worried ? However there are no issues in the transmission. Gear changes are smooth and there is no any sound when in gear. Clutch is smooth.
Another issue is that when i start my car when i turn on the ignition , sometimes there is a light rattle from underneath. However there is no rattle sfter it starts. Whzt could it be?
 

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I have a 2016 model Ford ecosport titanium petrol 1.5. I am facing a strange issue in my car. During cold start, it starts up just fine. However after running the car for sometime and parking it in the sun which heats its under bumper components, the self of the car drags for a second or two . I replaced starter motor complete set, petrol filter, air filter, spark plugs, ac filter, clutch kit, engine oil, engine oil filter. However the problem persists. The car runs fine after it starts.
Another issue i am having in my car is there is a very faint sound in neutral only when i depress my clutch. The sound mostly erodes when the car runs for some time. Mine is a 5 speed manual. Should i be worried ? However there are no issues in the transmission. Gear changes are smooth and there is no any sound when in gear. Clutch is smooth.
Another issue is that when i start my car when i turn on the ignition , sometimes there is a light rattle from underneath. However there is no rattle sfter it starts. Whzt could it be?
Well, the first thing I would check is the fuel pressure... Most of the time with hard starts with fuel injected engines is there is insufficient fuel pressure for the injectors to fire correctly. Try hitting the run button without your foot on the brake, wait 5 seconds and shut it off. Then start the car like normal. When you do that, the fuel pump kicks on for a few seconds to prime the system. I have too do that on my pickup if I let it sit for a few days without driving it.

The sound you are hearing is most likely the throw out bearing on the clutch... I wouldn't worry about it unless the noise starts getting really loud. Once it is too that point, then it will need a new bearing & clutch...
 
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Thanks for the solutions folks. However what i meant to say was that when i disengage the clutch (not pressing the clutch pedal), during initial start mostly on a cold day, there is a whine sound which is also affected by engine rpm. The noise is prevalent in neutral, neutral idle, 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear only during acceleration. When clutch is engaged/depressed, the sound is gone. Ford guys say that its normal as when clutch is depressed, the engine is disconnected from transmission and some noise is natural. I have a up upcoming trip of almost 1500 kms. Just want to know whether ecosport does this something serious problem is there. However the sound is faint and mostly diminishes when the engine heats up. I recently did clutch work along with release bearing and transmission oil.
No other noises are associated. Gears are smooth, clutch is fairly smooth. No rattles whatsoever.
 

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Thanks for the solutions folks. However what i meant to say was that when i disengage the clutch (not pressing the clutch pedal), during initial start mostly on a cold day, there is a whine sound which is also affected by engine rpm. The noise is prevalent in neutral, neutral idle, 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear only during acceleration. When clutch is engaged/depressed, the sound is gone. Ford guys say that its normal as when clutch is depressed, the engine is disconnected from transmission and some noise is natural. I have a up upcoming trip of almost 1500 kms. Just want to know whether ecosport does this something serious problem is there. However the sound is faint and mostly diminishes when the engine heats up. I recently did clutch work along with release bearing and transmission oil.
No other noises are associated. Gears are smooth, clutch is fairly smooth. No rattles whatsoever.
As I said in the previous comment, the noise you are hearing when you have the clutch depressed, is just a little chatter from the throw out bearing on the clutch. Some noise is normal, esp. when they get some miles on them. There is nothing too worry about as long as the noise doesn't get too bad.
 
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