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Noisey clutch pedal squeak? I have the answer...

I have found the cost effective answer! People have been replacing clutch master cylinders and clutch pedal boxes, No Need! This is going to seem a bit odd but has worked very well for me.

1. Pop down to your nearest Renault dealership (don't start... I know!)

2. Buy a can of Ixtar Multilube Part number 77 11 275 930 (WD40 does not work!, it dries out too quickly and the noise will return).

3. This next bit is a bit tricky, you need a cross point and a thin flat blade screw drivers or a plastic trim removing tool if you have one.
Open the drivers door and at the end of the dashboard you will see a large triangular piece of plastic, remove this using your trim tool or carefully not to mark the plastic with the flat blade screw driver.

4. You will see a single silver screw undo this, and with a bit of force you can now remove the lower section of the dash (where your knees are) once this is out if the way you can now have better access to the clutch pedal box (clutch pedal and the mounting bracket and pivots) and master cylinder (a hydraulic pump that pushes fluid to the slave cylinder that moves the clutch arm).

5. You need to follow the clutch pedal all the way up (use a torch)and you will see a return spring, main pivots and nylon bushes/washers, and up a bit more and towards the back you will see the clutch master cylinder shaft.
operate the clutch pedal with your hand and you will see everything move.

6. Put a rag or some kitchen roll under the clutch pedal. Using your freshly purchased Renault lube, spray the spring and spring nylon bushes, then spray the clutch pedal pivots on the outside and on the inside including the nylon bushes, continue working the spray lube in by operating the clutch padal using your hand. Spray loads, go mad with it! Just wipe off the excess afterwards!

7. Spray the clutch pedal master cylinder rod and use a finger to work the lube in especially around the back of the rod, continue working the clutch pedal with your hand and repeat. Spray loads on and wipe off the excess.

8. The squeak may still be present as mine was, fear not, be persistent, repeat with the spraying about 3 days later and remember to work it in by operating the clutch pedal! Put all the dash trims back on and hay presto the noise has completely gone saving you about £400 for a pedal box and master cylinder!
Make sure that no trace of lubricant is left on the area where your foot makes contact, as you don't want your foot slipping off the pedal!

9. Let me know how you got on I would love to hear from you lot and find out your stories.

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Did mine to

2 weeks ago i took the pedalbox out of the car and put some new teflon bushes in it and lubricated the whole box.

Put everything together , still squeak in the pedal.:mad::mad:

Yesterday I lubricated the inside of the mastercilinder while the pedal was down.
Sprayed a few times , moved the pedal and the squeak was gone.:D:D

A new cilinder incl. fitting is 450 Euro.

Don't know how long it is quiet??????:confused::confused:

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Has anyone tried a graphite lubricant spray?

I wonder if that would have a longer effect than WD or other sprays as it leaves behind particles of graphite that then act as a lubricant in themselves.
 

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Has anyone tried a graphite lubricant spray?

I wonder if that would have a longer effect than WD or other sprays as it leaves behind particles of graphite that then act as a lubricant in themselves.
:thumbsup: ...good idea if you can get it.
 

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Guys NO! don't use anything with graphite or lithium based lubricants! It attacks/puts wear on the rubber 'o' ring seals and may scratch the rod/ shaft on the master cylinder and could cause it to leak! You could use it on the nylon bushes etr. The reason why I suggested the Renault Ixtar Multilube as its properties are very clear and isn't sticky- so doesn't attract to much dirt and dust. This lubricant is amazing and is kept fairly quiet as its being used for Clio 2 bonnet safety catches as they seize open and the bonnets go up when driving along, its been mentioned a lot on BBC Watchdog! so they came up with this lubricant and it kicks butt!
 

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mine was squeaky as hell especially when doing biting point manoeuvres such as reverse parking

honda replaced me a master clutch cylinder under warranty, took them about 3-4 hours
 

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I will give them a try. I had the pedal box replace, master cylinder replaced and the squeak disappeared for about 6 months and then came back.

I also tried WD40 and it almost made it go away... Was thinking of trying engine oil next time but might give this a go instead.
 

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Master cylinder replaced twice under warranty now....

waiting for the squeak to come back in like 6 months....:rolleyes:
iif its coming back within 6 months .is something causing it then ?

also ever since my master cylinder replaced my biting point is very very low like near the firewall .whereas before it was half way . how can this be adjusted ?
 

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master cylinder was repl not whole clutch ?
 

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iif its coming back within 6 months .is something causing it then ?

also ever since my master cylinder replaced my biting point is very very low like near the firewall .whereas before it was half way . how can this be adjusted ?
Dealer told me its hydraulic so cant be adjusted.
 

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Sorry for bumping a 2 year old thread but I was wondering if the spray worked for a long time or not? Also looking on the renault website the Ixtar Multilube isnt available any more and there is no sign on Amazon or Ebay. Anyone got any ideas on something similar?
 

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Can some-one please add some pictures of what to spray (master cylinder). I cant see it from laying on my back and looking up with camera torch. I've sprayed every spring and joint and the next doors dog and still cant get it to go away.
 

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Can some-one please add some pictures of what to spray (master cylinder). I cant see it from laying on my back and looking up with camera torch. I've sprayed every spring and joint and the next doors dog and still cant get it to go away.
I've a thread on this and managed to get honda to cover the cost of the part and I have too pay for labour in an out of warrantee claim
 

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I was getting really fed up with the dreaded clutch pedal squeak. I contacted nestou and he helped me out with replacement brass washer inserts. I swapped the inserts but the squeak was still there. So, I gave the whole mechanism a bath in Ixtar Multilube as suggested by blustone. The squeak was still there but thought I would give it a few days before treating again. A couple of days later the squeak is now 100% gone, no need for a second treatment yet. Fingers crossed it lasts.
 
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