If yours is black or so dirty that you can't see through it, it is time to change it out. I'd say most of the time was spent making small cuts with the dremel, checking for fit, cutting a bit more, checking again. The noise is under the dashboard in front of the firewall where my left foot is when sitting inside the car. Check the front of the tranny in the engine bay. For reference, this is out of a 2004 Tacoma S runner. The spring is harder than the pedal so it begins to remove material from the pedal and squeak in the process. I'm presuming that once I get the diameter measured I can find a nylon grommet at a hardware store that will do the job.
It squeaked more during the hot and humid months. Do you have a squeaky clutch pedal? The Liquid Wrench White Lithium Grease took care of the creaking immediately. I have been doing some research and it sounds like it could be the throw out bearing which would suck because I just installed a new one with new clutch, pressure plate and flywheel when I put the explore motor in. Just spray the hell out of the inside and you'll eventually hit the spot that needs the grease. Some fixes are minor and require little work. When I push my clutch pedal in it starts to squeak as it gets close to the floor and then it really squeaks as it travels back to its normal position. Nice to see that bushing kits are available if one was to have kept up on squashing the squeak! Conclusion The effect of the white lithium grease should last for a good year at least, maybe two.
The first install snapped hard into place and the U bushing broke in two. Step 1 — Grease the Slave Cylinder If the squeaking sound is coming from the engine bay and not the clutch pedal itself, the most common cause is the slave cylinder. That's why the nylon retrofit stands the best chance of working, since it presumably will 'form' to the new shape, and, even if it doesn't form, you have a better chance of fitting the oversized nylon fitting into the worn pedal assembly horseshoe shape. I'll try again this weekend, pushing the clutch pedal and hearing the ticking sound is driving me nuts. Thicker grease lube will stay longer, and won't drip all over the place either. Pull back the rubber boot that covers the slave cylinder.
For example, the 70 hardware-store spring, while it works, is a not the best implementation. You don't want to drive the car with an improperly adjusted clutch as it can wipe out new parts. More often than not, a noisy clutch can be easily fixed with clutch pedal lube. What eventually worked was to not attempt to force the new piece over the spring, but rather to start at one of the ends of the spring and slide it around the curves and ultimately to the center of the spring. Please don't tell me to do a search, I have on both here and Google. The squeak could be either a binding cable or the pedal assembly. You need to be aware of that too.
Mine squeaks like a spring under load but I have greased all up in that area above the pedal with white lithium grease. It was a 5' length of cored nylon. Only because I had to grind down the outside diameter a bit. There are many commercially available off-shelf products; see the links at the bottom of this article for a number of recommended brands. Getting it back on was challenging.
I'm just curious if anyone else with a manual has had this problem? Neither is an asymmetric brake-pedal return spring a perfect solution: There is a horseshoe shaped plastic insert that goes between the heavy clutch return spring and the pedal. It's made of hard plastic and will break and fall out again before it distorts to fit like my custom nylon special does. Perhaps a master cylinder or fluid change would help? That must be where my squeak was coming from. I don't think the 1st or 2nd gen had this set up. Kinda wheezy and just hilarious. No, its not because the clutch is a mouse. Here's what my spring-to-metal junction looked like last week; yours is probably the same.
If you are missing the P bushing, all the grease in the world won't stop the spring from ruining the clutch pedal, and, eventually, from changing the geometry such that the Q bushings fail, where at some point, the geometry is so bad that the pedal begins to stick due to the increased friction. The nylon stuff I had on hand. On my 1984 Chevy Cavalier and my 1999 Honda Civic, one area that squeaked was where the cable ended, or the slave cylinder was located, on the outside of the clutch housing where the pedal action gets transformed into the lever that acts on the clutch throwout bearing. Pump your clutch pedal a few times to work it in. Stephen It took about 3 hrs from park to drive off using a few very long extensions, 12 mm sockets and wrenches, hammer, gloves, vise, dremel, and a very patient steady hand. I don't think the 1st or 2nd gen had this set up.
I have tried to crawl up and lube every friction point on my clutch pedal but it still squeaks. For all things Toyota Tacoma. Push the clutch in a few times before you drive to get the grease worked in, and the problem should be gone after that. I am wondering if this can be creating the squeaking because it is too tight. Consult an auto repair shop to troubleshoot the squeaking, or take your vehicle to the dealer if it's still under warranty.
Due to work travel, it probably won't be until spring that I get to any actual disassembly, but I'll try to post up a picture of how it is now. Our customers love us and you will too. Bleed the old fluid from the clutch bleeder valve by removing the valve. This fix has lasted about 8 months now. Message mods directly with issues. Unfortunately, lubing the spring didn't solve the underlying problem any more than turning up the radio solves the squeak.
The plastic eventually breaks and then you have metal-metal contact between the spring and the pedal. Replace the bleed valve cap and the reservoir cap. It has been six months since I applied it and the clutch pedal is still nice and smooth. I forgot to mention I had the car jacked up and by wife pushed the pedal and it sounded like it was coming grin inside the dust cover over the clutch fork. It didn't happen so we still deal with it to this day.