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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 07:55 PM Thread Starter

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Creaking Clutch Pedal

So much clutch pedal creaks something fierce when I apply foot pressure and release foot pressure. Even the slight movements of the clutch pedal induce an annoying creaking sound. First guess? My stereo isn't turned up loud enough. Second guess? Hit it with some WD40. But all kidding aside, I'm just wondering if this is a sign of a bigger issue...hopefully not. Anyone familiar with this problem? Thanks in advance!
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Check to make sure no fluid is leaking from where the clutch rod goes into the clutch master cylinder. If that's good, hit the pivot linkages and return spring with the WD-40. Good luck.


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Thanks for the suggestions. Checking now.
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I wouldn't put WD-40 on anything near plastic parts. Use a silicone spray, or a lithium grease spray instead.

Squirt a little WD-40 on a balloon and see how long it takes to pop... it's scary.

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Yeah I read that a Ford dealership used Teflon grease.
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Yeah, don't use WD-40 on plastic!!!!
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I hate to burst your bubble, or balloon in this case, but few plastics are affected by WD-40. The soft plastics, like latex (balloons) or polystyrene (styrofoam etc), or polycarbonates (thermoplastics) are affected by the solvent in WD. However, most of the hard plastics like Polyethylenes are are not. WD-40 is light oil mix with a petroleum based solvent and additives. That said, your suggestions of silicone, lithium and teflon lubes are good ones and probably using them on plastics is a safer bet.


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