hmmmm, that sounds very probable. I also had someone pushing in the pedal while I stuck my head in many different positions trying to hear where the noise was coming from. I narrowed it down to the transmission. Thanks for the insight.Marblehead said:My '83 has a creaking clutch pedal also. What I have found to be the culprit is the fork and transmission. However, it has nothing to do with the pivot positions of the fork which was my original thought. After looking several times I finally found the source when I was replacing the clutch hose. The creak is caused by the rubber dust boot between the clutch fork and the transmission. At least in my case, the fork is tightly pressed against the top portion of the rubber boot. When the fork moves it rubs against the rubber boot producing the creaking noise.
This happens because the fork isn’t centered in the hole where it enters the tranny. There is lots of room in the hole below the fork, however the fork is justified more towards the top of the hole which creates the pinch point. I haven’t looked at it close enough to see what needs to be rotated in order ease the pinched area. One thing I have found is that when the wheels are raised off the ground the pinch is minimized thus eliminating the creaking noise.
This is only my case, yours may differ. Originally I thought the noise was coming from the spring on the foot pedal. Only after a little investigation did I discover the true source.
It could happen to you.
So, bringing another thread back from the dead. But hey, if it's still valid, so be it.You need to replace the plastic bushings. Part No 90386-13192 there's two in a package and there are four total in the clutch pedal assembly.
I just picked up my bushings and the quantity of the label was the quantity I ordered.