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Clutch pedal noise in my City & Honda's poor diagnosis

The mechanic told me that the noise was due to some other component that was costly and they do not suggest customers to replace the component and rather just keep lubricating.

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Of late, I have been experiencing a problem with my clutch pedal on my 4th Gen Honda city 2018 model. It has clocked around 18.5 kms.

The loud "tick" sound appears whenever the clutch pedal is pressed or released.

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I had this issue checked during the periodic maintenance with my local Honda service centre. The mechanics applied some lubrication and asked me to revisit if the noise reappears. After having driven around 2 kms, the noise reappeared.

I took my vehicle back to the service centre and the mechanics inspected it for 2 mins and tole me that the problem is with a worn out switch. I asked them how can the part give in so early - within 3.5 years (18k kms). To this they told me that it was due to the age factor.

I agreed to get this switch replaced - placed my order, paid in advance. I had to wait for a week and after continuously calling the them, they finally said that the part had arrived and I agreed to pickup and drop my vehicle.

The vehicle was delivered to me the same day. On inspection, the sound still was prevalent. I was really angry and called the service rep and told him that nothing was fixed. He apologised and told me that he was asked to create a job card to replace the clutch switch and all he did was replace the clutch switch. Did not know what the actual problem was. He asked me to send me the vehicle back to which I agreed.

The vehicle comes back after 40 mins with a service rep and the mechanic who had done the Job. I noticed that the sound had disappeared. I asked him what was the issue. He told me that he had lubricated. I was really pissed off, not because I knew that the sound would alter reappear but because of the fact that they are not able to figure out the problem. I would have been more than happy if they had figured out the root cause.

The mechanic told me that the noise was due to some other component that was costly and they do not suggest customers to replace the component and rather just keep lubricating.

Honestly, I cannot live with noises appearing all of a sudden and the mechanics telling me to live with it.

The service reps waived around Rs 500 off the final bill acknowledging their inability to properly diagnose.

The noise still exists and I am planning to take it to another service centre which is a bit far from where I live, hoping that this issue gets resolved soon.

Here's what BHPian ssjr0498 had to say on the matter:

The clutch pedal is directly connected to the clutch master cylinder, the sound is either from the spring that is attached to the pedal to ensure that it retracts when pressed,or, it is from the clutch master cylinder rod that is pushing the piston inside the clutch cylinder to generate pressure

If greasing has solved the issue, even temporarily in the past, then the problem is most likely with the spring, which you can easily change! As no grease can be applied to the master cylinder to stop it from squeaking!

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