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Old 10-31-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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I am making this DIY thread because I think this is a common problem.

When I pressed the clutch pedal down on my 97 Civic DX, I noticed an annoying squeak noise. I quickly figured out that the noise was NOT coming from the clutch pedal but rather from the slave cylinder in the engine bay. To be precise, the squeak was produced when the small rounded end of the slave cylinder (colored red in diagram) pressed against the corresponding cup indentation on the clutch fork (colored green in diagram). Over time, the grease that lubricated these contact points was lost, leading to a metal-on-metal squeak noise.

The fix was to (1) unbolt the slave cylinder by removing the two bolts that secure it to the clutch housing, (2) remove the rubber boot cover from the slave cylinder, (3) place a copious amount of hi-temp grease on the red and green areas, and (4) reinstall everything in reverse order.

NOTE: This procedure does NOT require detachment of the clutch fluid line from the slave cylinder.

The grease that I used was Coastal Uniplex Hi-Temp Grease from AutoZone, though other hi-temp greases would likely also be fine.

Enjoy the absence of a squeaking noise when you press down on the clutch pedal!
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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hmm ill keep that in mind if i ever get squeaking in mine, my jeep squeaks but i don't think thats the problem. I adjusted my clutch yesterday it's so much nicer now. I also went to adjust the break and found that the bolt holding the pedal arm to the booster rod was gone...that could have been bad
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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Good wirte up
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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im gona try it on my buddy's car. hes **** squeaks every time u press the clutch too. hope it works
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:38 PM   #5
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wrap tape around the ball on the slave cylinder is another way to do it

something strong like duct tape
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Mine squeaks a lot too, funny thing is my slave seals are bad and I'm going to replace it anyways. Good to know that this is where its coming from, thanks Ron.
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Good write up :thumb up: I have also used silicon based lube in the past to solve this issue. Helps to seal and keep the seals soft as well.
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You should link this in your sig.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:15 AM   #9
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Thanks Ron, it seems like ur the man for each and every single civic job, thumbs up dawg
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:21 AM   #10
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YESSS IT WORKS!! NO MORE CREAKING SOUND! thanks out loud!
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:28 AM   #11
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My competition Stg1 on my gs-r squeaks when it grabs but I think that's different.
Kinda like sneakers on a newly finished gym floor. I kinda like it
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:18 AM   #12
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I was gonna do this DIY on my civic rightnow but when I went into the engine bay, I didn't see the clutch slave or maybe I missed it, I got a stock d16y7, can anyone tell me where the part is or if it looks different from the above pic so I can grease it up and stop that noisy squeaky noise
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It's right up front. You can't miss it. Is your car an automatic?
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I was gonna do this DIY on my civic rightnow but when I went into the engine bay, I didn't see the clutch slave or maybe I missed it, I got a stock d16y7, can anyone tell me where the part is or if it looks different from the above pic so I can grease it up and stop that noisy squeaky noise

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Old 01-18-2011, 09:27 AM   #15
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I don't want to thread jack, but while on the subject of clutch slave cylinders, has anyone had experience with the Exedy brand cylinders? Or is OEM the way to go? I know somewhere someone said not to use aftermarket here.
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I don't want to thread jack, but while on the subject of clutch slave cylinders, has anyone had experience with the Exedy brand cylinders? Or is OEM the way to go? I know somewhere someone said not to use aftermarket here.
You don't want to jack it but you did any way? Start your own thread.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:47 AM   #17
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Thanks for the write up....mine is squeaking too but i'm just lazy to find out the problem towards this.
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Thanks! My prelude's is squeaking...I'll try this
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It's right up front. You can't miss it. Is your car an automatic?
Nah its manual tranny

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What should I do with it? Bleed it like the breaks, and if so, what kind of fluid to put back in it?

I just checked out the engine bay and finally saw the clutch bleeder valve, but when I push on the clutch, it seems to me that the squeaky sound is coming from the clutch pedal itself or somewhere very close around that area. Any ideas to where it might actually be coming from?
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Nah its manual tranny


What should I do with it? Bleed it like the breaks, and if so, what kind of fluid to put back in it?

I just checked out the engine bay and finally saw the clutch bleeder valve, but when I push on the clutch, it seems to me that the squeaky sound is coming from the clutch pedal itself or somewhere very close around that area. Any ideas to where it might actually be coming from?
There were directions given in the first post.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:43 AM   #22
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My clutch used to "creak", not "squeak". I don't know how or why, but it stopped a long time ago. I'll definitely keep this in mind next time I start hearing it again.

Thanks Ron!
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yeah but wont like some kind of clutch fluid come out when I disconnect the clutch line from the cilinder like the Ron's first post and if so, what kind do I put back in it?
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Where did it say to disconnect the line?
Maybe you can't see the color red.
NOTE: This procedure does NOT require detachment of the clutch fluid line from the slave cylinder.
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This dude is mad dumb lol!!!
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