What is a clutch fork? And... will replacing it eliminate the squeak when pressing the clutch pedal down?
There are a couple of lube points. Pack some grease into the dimple on the clutch fork where the actuating rod from the slave cylinder rides. You can get a chattery squeak and/or groan there if it's dry. Then pull out the boot that surrounds the clutch fork where it goes into the transaxle. If you have thin fingers, you can sort of feel the pivot points inside the case. Grease those as best you can. Another source of noise is the spring clip in the back of the fork. A little grease there keeps it from rattling.Mine only squeeks when no one else is around. As soon as someone is available to isolate where it's coming from it goes away.
Where does one lube it? The pivot point of the pedal? Mine sounds like it's coming from the engine bay.
NO. Don't put grease under the boot at point A - that will get it on the slave cylinder piston (and then the seals) - you do not want grease there. The red X in the diagram below.I glopped white lithium grease under the left boot, peeling the boot back at Point A.
You need to do more than that. If you pull back on the boot at B, you will see a rod that sticks into an indentation on the clutch fork/lever. You need to pull the rod a bit away from the fork and put grease into the indentation so that the rod has grease between it an the fork. The green arrow pointing to the end of part number 11 in the diagram below.Smeared same grease at Point B.
No, it's not an opening for grease. It an opening that allows the clutch fork to move. Inside that opening is the flywheel and clutch - you don't want grease on either of those unless you like you clutch to slip (and need replacing).Squeezed a decent amount into Point C and squished the boot around. That is an opening for grease, right?
Sometimes but not as well as if you actually push the grease into the indentations - the problem is that the forces tend to push the metal to the metal and squeeze the grease out of the places it needs to be. Just spraying the grease next to where it needs to be isn't necessarily going to get it to flow into the place where it's being squeezed out of. Grease mixed with penetrating oils (like spray lithium grease) might get into the tight spots better...Will it eventually go away when the grease finally gets worked into place from usage?