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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Help....i have a slight click when the clutch is fully compressed. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Whats up brethren... So my title pretty much says what I need to say....I got the car last thursday with ...
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    Help....i have a slight click when the clutch is fully compressed.

    Whats up brethren...

    So my title pretty much says what I need to say....I got the car last thursday with 10 miles, every time i pushed the clutch there was a loud click when it was completely compressed. Took it to the dealer replaced it right away problem solved....r was it? When I compress the clutch all the way to the floor there is a very slight subtle but still noticeable click. I feel it I hear it etc etc, it is nothing like it was when it was originally occurring and a simple raise of the radio volume solves it. I dont know about you guys, i dont listen to anything but my car when I drive. No radio music etc etc, I want to hear the car so here in lies my issue. do others experience this slight click or do I need to take this bitch back in and make them fix it again. Note: the problem originally was the springs on the clutch up by the master cylinder/slave cylinder w/e they are called now were hitting something.

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    I was going to say a spring but they've ruled that out?

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    I just came on to post about a loud click coming from my clutch pedal. I took it to cadillac and it turns out these cars have a double spring attachment under the pedal. They are designed this way in case during hard track driving one spring comes loose you don't lose the ability to shift. One of mine came loose hence the clicking. Quick fix. Good luck.

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    Had the same problem. Took several times at the dealer to fix due adjustments. Some sort of spring problem/adjustments. Not sure what the final fix was but it took three visits. Still has a slight click I can only feel in my foot. Not audible.

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    Re: Help....i have a slight click when the clutch is fully compressed.

    Probably the clutch spring...

    Once it pops out, it's a bitch to get it back in properly... And some people who repair it may think it's popped back in properly but it's actually not (hence why it started again).

    Once I had to play with this on a CTS-V, took me 6 beer, and 4 hours. Very tiny place to work in...

    You need to remove the plastic cover above the pedals (make sure you don't burn yourself touching the light bulb that's up there).

    To save you a bunch of time if you try to fix it yourself, locate the hole that the end of the spring goes in to, you'll notice (if I remember correctly) that the hole is outlined with some type of rubber or rubber bearing (could be plastic).

    To re-insert it you'll need to press the clutch pedal firmly with one hand (this will release the stress on the clutch spring which will allow you to maneuver it), while using a pair of pliers to guide the end of the spring in to the hole. I can't remember if I had to press the clutch with my hand all the way or half way, but if you look at it as you press it and see what the spring does, you'll know what I'm talking about.

    The 6 beer and 4 hours was a result of me trying to use the pliers to guide the end in to the hole, once I realized that if you press the clutch in with your hand while doing this, I had it fixed within 2 minutes after that...

    Hope this helps!

    And by the way, there's a chance it's actually fixed properly. After I did this, I heard (and felt) a light click afterwards like you're describing. Once you hit the clutch pedal a couple hundred times it should go away if it's fixed properly. I have a feeling the lube/grease may have gotten wiped off while the spring was out, like I said after a couple hundred presses of the clutch it slowly went away. Assuming it re-lubed itself.
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    Same. After getting back in and turning off all other audio. It has no clicking noise any more. Cheers

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    Re: Help....i have a slight click when the clutch is fully compressed.

    Im going to fiddle with it this week and and see if maybe the spring isnt seated correctly. So there should be no click what so ever though correct? Just want to be sure so if I cannot get it to go away myself I will have them take another look @ it.

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    Re: Help....i have a slight click when the clutch is fully compressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2013CTSV View Post
    Im going to fiddle with it this week and and see if maybe the spring isnt seated correctly. So there should be no click what so ever though correct? Just want to be sure so if I cannot get it to go away myself I will have them take another look @ it.

    Thanks.
    There shouldn't be any click or sound... There IS an electronic switch attached to the clutch pedal, but it shouldn't make any noise at all.

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    Re: Help....i have a slight click when the clutch is fully compressed.

    ok great. Thank you for the information.

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    To clarify. I had a slight click that lasted for a few months. Now its completely gone and silent. I suspect it needs some breaking in time.

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    Re: Help....i have a slight click when the clutch is fully compressed.

    Car is at the dealer for the 2nd time in as many weeks. THey are replacing the clutch pedal and I made the suggestions you guys have told me so hopefully after today this noice will be gone.

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    No more click!!! Wahooo. This clutch pedal design is completely flawed. They said if you press to hard it bends the pedal and throws the springs off. What kinda bullshit metal do they make these out of? Idk about you guys but when I'm banging gears I'm pushing the clutch hard and as fast as possible to hit that next shift. Kinda lame and even the service rep thought it was total crap.

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    Re: Help....i have a slight click when the clutch is fully compressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2013CTSV View Post
    No more click!!! Wahooo. This clutch pedal design is completely flawed. They said if you press to hard it bends the pedal and throws the springs off. What kinda bullshit metal do they make these out of? Idk about you guys but when I'm banging gears I'm pushing the clutch hard and as fast as possible to hit that next shift. Kinda lame and even the service rep thought it was total crap.
    Hi 2013CTSV,

    Glad to hear the dealership was able to fix your issue. Enjoy driving your CTS-V around. What a great vehicle!

    Sincerely,

    Laura M.
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    Op do you have a coupe? Cause that is the after thought in the design not the type of metal. After mine was fixed I drive it like I stole it. No problems at all. Trust me I'm brutal and its fine now.

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    Re: Help....i have a slight click when the clutch is fully compressed.

    Yes I have a coupe, im going to go easy on her for a bit and see how it is moving forward.

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