I've noticed a chirping sound coming from my car. It's a fast,
constant chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp sort of thing. It's coming from
below the car. If I'm sitting in it and have the door open I can hear
it. If I put my foot on the clutch it goes away. The clutch doesn't
even have to be in all the way. Just the slightest pressure makes the
noise stop. Anyone know what this might be. It's running/shifting
fine. It's a 2000, 5-speed about 42,000 miles on it. Thanks.
It's nothing serious, just a squeak where the clutch slave cylinder rod
contacts the throwout arm. If you crank the steering full left and look
behind the right front tire, you should see the slave cylinder, etc.
Squirt a small dab of white lithium grease into the cup on the arm where
the rod bears on it. Should last for at least a year, much longer if the
car sees no rain.
Lanny Chambers, St. Louis, USA
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