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Creaking Clutch pedal

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I have a 2005 Boxster with 3400 miles on it. The other day while driving, the clutch pedal started making a creaking noise. I drove about 18 miles. The next day I took it to the dealer thinking it had to be just lubed. Of course the noise stopped whan at the dealer. The dealer told me that they had reports of this problem and that they should replace the cross shaft and related bushings. I agreed to the repair which was under warranty. The next day after driving about 20 miles it did the exact same thing. Needless to say I am really pissed. I contacted Porsche USA and I am waiting to see what they come back with.

Anyone have this unfortunate experience with their clutch pedal?

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Upon my 3rd visit to the dealer, they replaced the clutch servo spring which seems to fix the problem. The clutch pedal tension is now super smooth a much lighter than before. Before the clutch pedal had a stiffer tension.

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  • 6 months later...
Upon my 3rd visit to the dealer, they replaced the clutch servo spring which seems to fix the problem. The clutch pedal tension is now super smooth a much lighter than before. Before the clutch pedal had a stiffer tension.

My '05 base 987 5 speed developed this problem at about 4K miles...especially if the car had been driven hard for about an hour. The clutch effort became greater, and the 'stickiness' meant lots of creaking sounds. The dealer says the clutch master cylinder has to be replaced, and the repair is scheduled for mid-month. Looking forward to a lighter and smoother clutch...as it was in the first year.

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  • 1 month later...

Mine started squeaking after about 13,800. It was driving me crazy. Took it to the dealer and they replaced the spring thing. It felt great and was really quiet after that. Took the car out a few days later and drove it hard all day on a tour, lot's of shifting. Stupid pedal started squeaking again just like before. Drove the car the next day and the squeaking was gone again for the most part. Not sure why driving the car that way made it happen. The composite material the pedal is made from seems to be prone to this when the spring gets a little stiff.

I'll watch it, if it keeps happening we'll go back to the shop.

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I had the same problem with my 2005 Boxster S. Started this past summer on a pretty hot day. The noise came and went for a few weeks, then became permanent. First Porsche dealership service department just tried lubing the pedal mechanism (when it was still an intermitent problem), but no help. I brought my car to a second dealership when the problem became consistent. They determined it was the clutch master cylinder and replaced it. Problem solved (at least for the past 60 days).

I asked the service manager if he had heard of this problem before and he mentioned that some early Boxsters had a problem but he thought it was solved at the factory. He also mentioned that 996 Turbos had a similar problem a few years ago.


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