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Noisy clutch pedal by 1MohrFiero
Started on: 10-21-2013 01:06 PM
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My clutch pedal makes groaning noise when I operate it. It sounds sort of like a slide whistle but lower in pitch. I disconnected the rod and operated the pedal. No noise. When I put the rod back on the noise was gone but after a day it has came back.

I think it is the master cylinder. I don't see any sign of a leak around the rod. The pedal is pretty stiff to push and I could not push the rod in by hand when it was disconnected.

Has anyone seen this before or have any suggestions?

TIA

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Report this Post10-21-2013 01:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Make sure the banjo rod not upside-down.
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Report this Post10-21-2013 03:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for What about BobClick Here to Email What about BobSend a Private Message to What about BobEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There are bushings in the clutch pedal mount/pivot that may be the cause of the noise
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Report this Post10-21-2013 05:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for aaronkochClick Here to Email aaronkochSend a Private Message to aaronkochEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Also, the wavy washer is probably on the wrong side of the banjo. Can't remember which is the right side, but move it and try again.

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Originally posted by aaronkoch:

Also, the wavy washer is probably on the wrong side of the banjo. Can't remember which is the right side, but move it and try again.


I don't know how it's supposed to come from the factory, but the way I do it is to have the "wavy washer" between the banjo and the pedal and a thin flat washer between the banjo and the retaining pin.

I suspect the "noise" is coming from the nylon bearings in the pedal assembly which are either worn or in need of lubrication.

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According to the 22P, the order for the build-up is for the spring washer to be installed on the pedal pin first, then the banjo, then the hardened flat washer, and finally the retaining clip.
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Report this Post10-21-2013 07:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1MohrFieroSend a Private Message to 1MohrFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have the Fiero Store's steel clutch pedal. According to them the bushing is "Not required and will not fit The Fiero Store's replacement clutch pedal." Does anyone with that pedal have a noise?

Oh, and yes the banjo is on the right way.

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Report this Post10-21-2013 07:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1MohrFieroSend a Private Message to 1MohrFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

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Originally posted by Patrick:
I suspect the "noise" is coming from the nylon bearings in the pedal assembly which are either worn or in need of lubrication.


I tried this first, but I may get a new set and see what happens. I am not sure which job I don't want to do most -- remove that pedal again or change the master cylinder.

Thanks for all of the ideas guys. If no one has had a master cylinder cause this kind of noise maybe that is a good sign. I just have to cure that noise before I loose my mind.
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Originally posted by 1MohrFiero:
Does anyone with that pedal have a noise?


I have the Fiero Store's replacement clutch pedal and it doesn't make any noise.
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Report this Post10-22-2013 02:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'd spray lube the joints/bushings and see if it goes away.

Liquid wrech "dry lubricant" is nice.
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