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    Gritty Clutch Pedal Feel Solved

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    I recently bought a new 2018. I love the car. My only complaint after a couple of weeks and a couple thousand miles is that my clutch pedal action felt horrible, like the pivot point of the pedal was dry galled metal on metal (or more accurately plastic on plastic).

    I got some Teflon based Blaster Dry Lube, a plastic safe lube, and sprayed a few locations. Turns out it was the pivot points for the little plastic cup and spring that sits behind (on the driver side) of the clutch pedal pivot point that were the ones dragging. Evidently it was assembled bone dry. Not sure if that was by Ford design or not, but none-the-less it felt horrible and made smooth clutch use difficult. Now with just a few drops of lube squirted into each point the action is smooth as warm butter.

    Hopefully someone may find the info useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welder View Post
    I recently bought a new 2018. I love the car. My only complaint after a couple of weeks and a couple thousand miles is that my clutch pedal action felt horrible, like the pivot point of the pedal was dry galled metal on metal (or more accurately plastic on plastic).

    I got some Teflon based Blaster plastic safe lube and sprayed a few locations. Turns out it was the pivot points for the little plastic cup and spring that sits behind (on the driver side) of the clutch pedal pivot point. Evidently it was assembled bone dry. Not sure if that was by Ford design or not, but none-the-less it felt horrible and made smooth clutch use difficult. Now with just a few drops of lube on each point the action is smooth as warm butter.

    Hopefully someone may find the info useful.
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