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Clutch Pedal Squeak


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I've read all the posts here and I know I'm not the only one with theis problem. My clutch pedeal squeaks, grinds pretty loudy when depressed; like a crunchy spring. I am pretty certain it is predominantly from the tranmissions area. I looked for some kind of accutating linkage expecting to find something to lube but have been unable.

1998, 986, 65k miles, 5 speed. Clutch and shifter work fine. Lubed the shift linkages and that helped smooth shifting a bit. Changed the gear/trans lube this summer. Not much of a change.

So the question is what do I do to alleviate the squeak/grind that comes each time I press the clutch pedal? I am certain the sound comes from the rear of the car. Not the pedal. I will check that the gear lube I changed this summer is upto the correct level (11mm from the fill rim).

A pic would help a lot. Unfortuanately all of my exploration so far leads me to believe the problem is inside the tranny. Not outside linkages as with the shifter. I know the system is hydraulic. I'm worried that this will not be an easy/cheap fix and may cause premature wear. Thanks.

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I have a 1997 with the original clutch and have this noise. It comes from the bell housing when I push on the clutch pedal. I think it is the bearing release lever and the ball pivot point.

Years ago I was looking at the 996 TSBs and I remember one on this isse. There are revised parts. I seem to remember a TSB for the 986 but it is one of the missing ones.

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That's exactly my thinking-the release lever. The TSB is still missing.

The clutch works fine. I just sounds horrific. So I suppose I'll have to live with it until its time for a clutch job.

I lubed up the pedal spring real nice with lithium grease. And all I got was a face and sleeve full of grease. And sore ribs.

Oh well. At least I can't hear it when the engine is purring.

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