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The last few days Ive had a few odd noises related to the clutch. The first is a creak when I put the pedal down. This doesnt happen when first started and not all the time. It occurs after its been driven for a bit. Any ideas what this is? Is it serious?

The second I know what it its. There is a twittering when the car idles which goes when the clutch pedal is down. I know its the release bearing. Only thing is I had this changed Easter time and its now come back. Has something happened to cause it to go so soon?
 

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In my Astra i have that creaking noise, been there for ages now hasnt made a difference just annoying. Im not bothered about spending money out on it as it has not affected the gear change/way the car drives so i dont know what it is exactly.

Maybe some grease and wd40 might help?
 

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Did you change the release bearing yourself ?
if not it is possible that it has been lubricated to quieten it down
my gts release bearing started making noises a few months back
and i just sprayed it with graphite penetrating oil it will keep the noise
down but its not reccomended if it gets on to the friction surfaces
the clutch will slip. But i picked up a new release bearing today
and i will fit it on the first quiet day i get.
 

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Didn't fit it myself. It was done under warranty. I'm pretty sure it was changed. It did make a high pitched wining sound for a very short time just after being done, which I'd have thought was consistent with the bearing bedding in. It went with in a day or two. Would the spray last that long? As I said it was done around Easter time.
 

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I would just about bet money that it has just been lubed as a keep
the customer quiet measure. release bearings dont bed in either
if you are mechanicly minded or have a friend who is. jack up the
drivers side high enough to give you access to the clutch operating
arm and pushrod, put a set of vice grips on the arm to release clutch
at the same time push in and take out pushrod (it JUST sits there inside
its rubber boot) then remove operating arm rubber shroud, check inside
clutch bellhousing for signs of lubracation having been applied
THERE SHOULDNT BE ANY,, this should help to give you an answer
 
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