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Title:

Clutch squeaks when depressed; is it depressed?

Text:

Hi!  My car's clutch makes a high-pitched squeaking noise when depressed.  I don't know if it's a coincidence or not that it started about a month ago when it got cold (I live in Chicago).  I've been compensating for this annoying sound by cranking up the stereo, but it's probably time I dealt with it.

Does anyone know the cause of this?  And if I were to lubricate it (assuming I could even find the area in need of lubrication) is there a certain lubricant I should use?  I'm tempted to go at it with WD-40, but I have a suspicion there are better substances out there.

Thanks!

John

Device:

20011997-2003 BMW 530i w. Manual Transmission5 Series
20011997-2003 BMW 530i w. Manual Transmission5 Series

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

74226

Edit by: rdklinc ,

Title:

Clutch squeaks when depressed; is it depressed?

Text:

Hi!  My car's clutch makes a high-pitched squeaking noise when depressed.  I don't know if it's a coincidence or not that it started about a month ago when it got cold (I live in Chicago).  I've been compensating for this annoying sound by cranking up the stereo, but it's probably time I dealt with it.

Does anyone know the cause of this?  And if I were to lubricate it (assuming I could even find the area in need of lubrication) is there a certain lubricant I should use?  I'm tempted to go at it with WD-40, but I have a suspicion there are better substances out there.

Thanks!

John

Device:

2001 BMW 530i w. Manual Transmission

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

74226

Edit by: rdklinc ,

Title:

Clutch squeaks when depressed,depressed; is it depressed?
Clutch squeaks when depressed,depressed; is it depressed?

Text:

Hi!  My car's clutch makes a high-pitched squeaking noise when depressed.  I don't know if it's a coincidence or not that it started about a month ago when it got cold (I live in Chicago).  I've been compensating for this annoying sound by cranking up the stereo, but it's probably time I dealt with it.

Does anyone know the cause of this?  And if I were to lubricate it (assuming I could even find the area in need of lubrication) is there a certain lubricant I should use?  I'm tempted to go at it with WD-40, but I have a suspicion there are better substances out there.

Thanks!

John

Device:

2001 BMW 530i w. Manual Transmission

Status:

open

Original post by: rdklinc ,

Title:

Clutch squeaks when depressed, is it depressed?

Text:

Hi!  My car's clutch makes a high-pitched squeaking noise when depressed.  I don't know if it's a coincidence or not that it started about a month ago when it got cold (I live in Chicago).  I've been compensating for this annoying sound by cranking up the stereo, but it's probably time I dealt with it.

Does anyone know the cause of this?  And if I were to lubricate it (assuming I could even find the area in need of lubrication) is there a certain lubricant I should use?  I'm tempted to go at it with WD-40, but I have a suspicion there are better substances out there.

Thanks!

John

Device:

2001 BMW 530i w. Manual Transmission

Status:

open