Clickity-click clutch pedal

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by reddog99, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Has anyone else felt the clutch pedal clickity-click when pressing it? It seems I feel the click 2-3 times every time I press or release the clutch.

    I'm guessing it might be a lubrication issue at the pivot, but I haven't had time yet to stick my head under the dash to confirm my WAG. It could be at some other point.
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  3. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    I only have 1800 miles. Cannot comment.
  4. FordService

    FordService Official Ford Representative

    Are you planning on heading to your dealer for this? If you are, please let me know; I can look into additional options.

  5. FORZDA 2

    FORZDA 2 Member

    The click is the return spring sliding within the guide tube. You can eliminate the noise by applying grease around the spring and at the pivot points. The dealer will likely say they either don't hear it or can't fix it.
  6. ted lorendo

    ted lorendo Member

    Same issue here. Gets really annoying
  7. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Thanks for that tip. I'll check it out this weekend.
  8. Randy@mountune

    Randy@mountune Active Member

    I have the same issue. Annoying. Very.
  9. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Add me to the list but ive learned to ignore it
  10. onederer

    onederer Member

    I have had more luck lubing the greyish pivot points than lubing the spring. The dealers will not do squat, and the ones that have replaced the clutch pedal assembly are just replacing it with the same parts that will have the same issue.
    Lube it yourself and use something that will stick. I use motorcycle chain moly chain lube.
  11. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    I got a chance to examine the clutch pedal and it's a bear just to look at. I was on my back with my face so close to the parts that it's almost too close to focus. And I was wishing for an extra elbow midway up my forearm when I was trying to press the clutch or feel the parts for the click.

    Anyway, it looks like the clicking is coming from more than one place. The fat spring housing is the first to click and I think it happens when it swings over-center. Another click is coming from somewhere closer to the master cylinder or the pivot, I just couldn't tell. I plan to buy some silicone spray for the pivot points to see if that helps.

    Searching the Fiesta Faction forums shows that some of the stick shift cars there are having the clicking issue, too.
  12. FordService

    FordService Official Ford Representative

    Hey guys,

    If anyone decides to head to the dealer on this, please let me know so I can get your information to loop in your CSM. :)

  13. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    The one in my SVT has always had a light click in it, can't hear it if the radio is on though.
  14. FORZDA 2

    FORZDA 2 Member

    I'm replying to my own post just to reiterate that lube will eliminate the little click. Mine had it, I located it and lubed spring/pivots, click gone forever. Well, for about 10k miles so far...
    Steve@Tasca and Firesail like this.
  15. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    mine does it as well. Oddly, it changes drastically depending on temps. Now it is got cold, the noise has stopped. I think my 2011 had some issue like this as well and needed a litle lube to get it to stop. Some car of mine had the problem and a little grease solved it.
  16. Removed

    Removed Guest

    Same here, doesn't really bother me though.
  17. Ryan berry

    Ryan berry New Member

    Hi all, just to let you all know the clicking noise shouldn't occur, mine has it and has been at a dealer for a week now - they've replaced pedal box, clutch pedal etc.. there's also a grating feel when revs are slightly up and dip the clutch and slowly release... recommend you take to a dealer as ford technical team have told the dealer to remove gearbox out etc & that is not a fault which should occur or as they also said it isn't a "characteristic" of the vehicle

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