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Old 04-27-2012, 10:49 AM
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I've seen a few threads about this in the past, but there's never really been a conclusive answer. My 05 has a creaky brake pedal. Usually it only happens when its 75+ degrees out. It's the brake pedal itself, not the brakes.

Anyone else have that? Any remedies?
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:35 PM
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Maybe get under the dash and find the pivot points and hit them with some graphite or other lube? I've never looked at it, so that's just a guess. But I may have to look now...
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:43 PM
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:20 PM
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I took a peak and there's a heavy guage spring wire as the top pivot point. I'd hit that with a light shot of a lube. If that doesn't cure it, then the suspect is the piston to the power unit.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:32 PM
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Thanks for the pointers. I was planning on lubing something, but I was just wondering if anyones had the same thing and fixed it before. You guys think it matters much what type of lube I use? I was thinking of some white lithium.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:11 PM
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White lithium would be fine PROVIDING that the wire spring is the issue. You might want to try a very short burst of a spray lube (I hate to say WD40) to confirm that it's the spring only becuase I don't like lubing something with a grease only to find that it wasn't the source of the creaking. Regardless of what you use, be liberal.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:05 AM
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Extra lube won't hurt it, just do one thing at a time so you can narrow it down for anyone else with the problem.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:38 PM
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Extra lube attracts contaminants which may eventually compound things. Typically, a minor creak only needs a drop of lube.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:21 AM
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NUKE is right a little spritz of white lithium grease should do the trick.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:34 PM
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I had the same issue over a year ago. Not sure what it was, but I shot everything that could move with a light coat of white lithium grease and it has never done it again.
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