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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    Squeak when I depress the clutch pedal

    I've noticed this squeaking sound sometimes, when I depress the clutch pedal. It doesn't seem to be all the time, or at least it isn't as intense of a squeak all the time.

    Is this indicative of an impending problem? Or is this normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    I've noticed this squeaking sound sometimes, when I depress the clutch pedal. It doesn't seem to be all the time, or at least it isn't as intense of a squeak all the time.

    Is this indicative of an impending problem? Or is this normal?
    A little crud in the throwout bearing? Dust? Tranny frying? Dry pivot on the clutch pedal pivot? Is it a cable, rod or hydraulic clutch? Who knows!

    OK, serious questions

    1. Any slipping in the clutch?
    2. Any sound of Metal on metal or just a little noise?
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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    Clutch is not slipping. No sound of metal on metal, just a little squeak.
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    Could be the hydraulics if you have master/slave cylinders. Sometimes bleeding them with new fluid will make the squeak go away. Worse case scenario, the seals are going and the master needs to be replaced. My bet's on the pivot for the clutch-pedal. These usually have a plastic bushing of some sort and it wears out over time. A dab of grease will make the noise go away.
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    The Master Cylinder was replaced on this car a year ago. I'll try the grease
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    The dang thing's fifteen years old, I think it's earned the right to make a few noises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    The dang thing's fifteen years old, I think it's earned the right to make a few noises.
    I'm not blaming the old beast . Just trying to maintain
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    Whenever my car's done that it's the master clutch cylindar. I'm not sure if it's fixable or if it just needs to be replaced since mine always get replaced under warranty.

    14,500km and my car is on its third master clutch cylindar. That's what I get for buying a domestic

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    14500km and your 3rd?!! There must be something seriously wrong

    My clutch is original, 270k miles. And master cylinder replaced once.
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    PC, I tend to think it's the pivot as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    14500km and your 3rd?!! There must be something seriously wrong
    There is something terribly wrong... It's a Saturn!

    From reviews I found after I got the car I can expect to have to replace it every 6500-7000km or so Fortunatly it is a 3 year lease and I have a 3 year bumper to bumper warranty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malistryx
    From reviews I found after I got the car I can expect to have to replace it every 6500-7000km or so
    Wow, that's completely ridiculous. Saturn must have taken a big dump, because they used to be bland, but pretty reliable cars, as far as I've heard. Sucks that you got a lemon, whether or not it was plucked from a barrel of lemons.

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    Are you sure it's not your knee that is squeeking?

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    Well I first sprayed silicone lube at all of the pivots. Just to verify, I am targeting the pivots right underneath my steering wheel, right? Like where it looks like there is a plastic linear bushing tha tallows the rod to slide back and forth as needed. I also applied a little grease there.
    The squeak remains. But as I really listen, it sounds like it is coming from more under the hood.

    I did do a check for performance though. Mainly I checked for slippage, which I did not detect. I put it in 5th gear and climbed a hill. It was fairly slow, and trembled a tiny bit when I was at low speeds. BUt as soon as I picked up speed, all that went away. THis was normal trembling it seemed, like when you are in too low of a gear. I would think that if the clutch was slipping, the engine rev's would be high but there would not be much movement. Well that wasn't the case.
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    Also, I would like to upgrade my adjective of choice from squeak to creak. It's like somebody stepping on an old step
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    Krikey! I squeak/creak too when I depress the clutch. You should hear my knees.

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    Don't make noises when you drive, it freaks out the passengers.

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