clutch question

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by GP, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. GP

    GP Guest

    1998 Elantra 150,000km
    I'm sure this applies to any car with a clutch. Never had one before so
    don't know much about it.
    When you first drive, clutch is smooth as anything. But after shifting a lot
    (city driving), the clutch pedal "sounds" spongy and it feels it a little
    bit, but sounds more.
    That's the best way to describe it. Does this mean anything? How do you
    know when you need a new one?
    Original clutch. Tks,
    GP, Aug 6, 2004
  2. GP

    hyundaitech Guest

    I don't really understand what you mean by sounding "spongy," so I'm going
    to have trouble giving you meaningful info. Is there any onomatopoeia
    (buzz, crack, whistle, etc.) you can use to describe the noise?
    hyundaitech, Aug 6, 2004
  3. GP

    GP Guest

    not really, when you first start up, clutch very clean, very smooth, no
    noise at all.
    but city driving makes the pedal itself make a noise. The noise is inside
    the car. No problem shifting.
    Sound.....opening an door that needs oiling? creaking?
    everything else seems normal.

    GP, Aug 7, 2004
  4. GP

    Jim Vatunz Guest

    looks like you just answered your own question.
    Try lubing the pivot of the clutch pedal.
    I have a webcam in the tropics
    Jim Vatunz, Aug 7, 2004
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