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Old 05-10-2016, 07:29 AM   #1
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squeaky clutch pedal out of the blue!

so legit out of nowhere this morning my clutch pedal is creaking. right in that area of play before there's any resistance there's an annoying creak. what could this be? is there something I could just lube up to get it to shut up? ahh! squeaky clutches are my nemesis. my old 01 Frontier squeaked and it annoyed the hell out of me.

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Mine has just started doing something similar. Its like a squeak/creek sound. Would love to find a simple fix also.

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Do you guys still have the clutch assist spring? its greased, so you may have just worn the grease off somehow.
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Do you guys still have the clutch assist spring? its greased, so you may have just worn the grease off somehow.
yes as far as i know i've never removed it. where is it actually? inside the car somewhere? i've heard of this spring but wasn't sure if it was easily accessible.
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I had the squeaky clutch pedal a few years ago. I bought white lithium grease and sprayed it up all over where everything connects for a few days in a row and pumped the pedal about 300 times. That fixed it.
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yes as far as i know i've never removed it. where is it actually? inside the car somewhere? i've heard of this spring but wasn't sure if it was easily accessible.
Look at the pedal against the firewall. Cant miss it.
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cool, thanks for the ideas guys. I'll check it out this weekend.

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after reading up on the new steeda spring and talking to a few members, i've actually decided to buy that one and swap it out. seems like it'll help with how it feels too!
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Keep in mind the spring in the 3.7 is much lighter than the GT spring. Id be surprised if it is lighter than the OEM spring in the 3.7 clutch, for us the 35 lb/in spring they offer for the 15+ cars would be a better match. Unfortunately Steeda claims the 15+ and 11-14 springs are not compatible.
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so did I just waste 18 dollars?

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Yes. Just send it back and leave the spring off.
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Yes. Just send it back and leave the spring off.
For me, without the spring ID get a little sinking overnight in the clutch (about 1/4") so I put the spring back in to keep the pedal up.

But the spring is very light in the 3.7, I could compress it enough by hand to remove or reinstall.
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then i read stories of people saying it's not good to run at no spring, because that could potentially have the slave cylinder fail and whatnot. eh whatever, for 17 bucks shipped, i'll give it a whirl. i honestly didn't know there was a difference between the GT clutch spring and the V6 clutch spring.....which i don't understand why because i was under the assumption it's the exact same clutch?
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The gts have a heavier clutch, so Ford put a bigger spring in to make it easier.

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oh wow. I always thought it was the same clutch. maybe I was just thinking transmission. oh well, I wrote to steeda to ask them, bc i mean they claim this benefits the v6 and the v8 so i wanna see their response.

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so i can barely fit under the car lol but i got in there to see, and the spring inside looks NOTHING like the GT spring. it's thin and only looks like 4 coils, compared to the thick GT one and the steeda one being like 5 coils.

before i even do anything, is this worth it? or should i just send it back? i wrote to steeda and they never responded, but they claim this is for the v6 too. but what's the point in putting it in the v6 if the stock spring is already rated lighter than the steeda one??

*edit* ok yeah, it's 100% impossible for me to get under there. i can't even get vice grips to compress these springs. unlike the GT, there's only 4 coils on this that are much thinner than the 5 coil ones on the GT, so i can't even get the vice grips to compress 2 of the middle pieces. let alone, i can barely fit and see under there. on top of it, after reading here and elsewhere, despite the fact steeda is advertising this for all mustangs, it seems clear they're only really appealing to the 5.0, making this a waste of money for the 3.7. going to try to get my money back on this one.

oh and on top of it, now it sounds like something under the hood area is creaking when i press my clutch. so not only is it just the inside pedal squeaking now, something under the hood is creaky as hell and i can definitely hear it in my garage now. greaaaaaaat. reminds me of my 2001 frontier which had the creakiest, most horrible sounding clutch ever. awesome. cars only 2 years old and already creaks like my old 10+ year old frontier which had almost 200k miles.
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I was able to compress and pop the spring out by hand. There's no way the steeda spring is lighter than the stocker.
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but that's the thing... isn't the whole point of this spring to get a lighter one compared to the heavy one? so if the steeda isn't lighter, i'm not going to bother. also I can't compress it by hand and take it out. I can't even successfully get vice grips to compress it. I can barely fit under there so maybe that's why

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You are high maintenance buddy 😉
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ok so update....here's a video of how bad/annoying it's gotten:


makes me wanna hang myself!

so i shot up there with white lithium grease when i changed to the steeda spring (which is a waste of money bc it does absolutely NOTHING!) and nothing happened. still sounds like ***.

anyone have any other ideas? this is seriously getting me so annoyed.
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That would drive me absolutely nuts!

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lmao believe me, it does. this is a 2 year old car and it already squeaks like a 15year old truck.
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more grease....
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lmao believe me, it does. this is a 2 year old car and it already squeaks like a 15year old truck.
My 25 year old truck doesn't sound like that!

More grease...
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grease where though, that's the problem. I can barely get my *** down there to even see this bc there's no room. I have no idea where to put it.
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Try to lubricate the pivot points of the clutch pedal assembly.
If you have a small mirror handy, you can use it, along with a light, to look up under the dashboard and see what parts may need to be lubricated.
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I also have a noise coming from the clutch pedal, when I start the car every time and as soon as i leave and go around 1,800 rpms it will clunk. Happens one time only and that's when I first drive it. Wonder what that could be.

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