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I had the wife drop off our 06 S40 T5 AWD six speed for the 30,000 service and two other small items. The two items are a squeaky clutch pedal and also the pedal is rubbing the carpet.<p>Here is what the service writer wrote.<p>ENGINE GENERAL CUSTOMER STATES THET THE CLUTCH PETAL IS SQUIKING WHEN PUSHED IN AND ALSO THE PETAL ON THE CLUTCH IS RUBBING THE FLOOR BOARD AND MARKING THE CARPET<p>LUBE PETALL ASSEMBLY. WARE MARK ON CARPET IS DUE TO PUSHING PETAL TO FAR DOWN CAUSING IT TO RUB CARPET, (NOT A WARRANTY)....<p><br>So we are pushing the clutch too far? So if I only push it half way and break the trans is that under warranty? As far as the squeaky pedal, I should have searched here first. If I had done that they would have fixed it according to the Volvo TB instead of squirting enough lube under my dash to keep the Bunny Ranch chafe free for the next year. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I will. They shot so much lube up there that it has pooled in the under dash light. I have been wiping off the "petal box" every day and it just keep dripping.<p>Maybe this is what he was referring to.<p><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.floralkeepsakesofireland.com/mixed_box%208%20litres.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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The part most commonly replaced is the spring which causes the squeak. Lubing wont fix the issue just bandaides it. <p>As for the carpet rubbing hard to get stuff like that covered. Im able to push my clutch pedal down to the carpet as well but dont have to in order to properly shift... if your stabbing the pedal down and its rubbing the carpet cant say thats technically caused by a faulty component which is required when replacing parts under warranty.
 

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Re: Service writer B.S. (ForceFed Motorsports)

I do agree about the carpet as far as not replacing it but I would think a brand like Volvo would have an engineering department smart enough to have a stop in the design somewhere. I also know you do not have to push the pedal all the way to the floor, i have driven my old CJ5 and 240Z (faulty slaves) without using the clutch pedal at all and just rev match so yes you can do it.<p><br><A HREF="http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/dl603/teen_htm/drivingskills.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/dl6...s.htm</A><p>Driving a "Stick"<p>A car with an automatic transmission is recommended because it is easier to operate. If your teen has problems shifting, practice the steps below without releasing the parking brake. With the ignition off, have your teen:<br>Depress clutch pedal to the floor. Hold it there.<br>Practice shifting through all the gears.<br>Practice until shifting is automatic.<br>Practice pressing down the clutch pedal and shifting to a gear you have chosen. After shifting becomes easy, have your teen practice shifting in and out of first gear when stopping and starting. <B></B>
 

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Haha! I'm an english teacher, and I teach these things I call "POPs" which are common words that are mispelled (they're, their, there).<p>I now have a new one thanks to the service writer: petal, pedal, peddle.<p>I'l work on a worksheet and get back to you for your next visit to him! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Is there another dealer in the area you could try?
 

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Re: Service writer B.S. (WildCJ5)

I think we go to the same dealer. I had the same squeaking problem with my clutch. Their first response was to slather on the grease. Of course, it didn't work -- and made a real mess. <p>Finally -- 2nd time around -- they acknowledged the TSB on the bad spring assembly on the clutch and replaced it. (Why didn't they check it out first time around??)<p>A "free warranty fix," but it cost me a total of ~300 miles of gas to go down to the dealer and back, not to mention the time involved.<p>I can live with a writer who can't spell, but I truly disdain the writers who ignore customer input and information.<p>BTW: there are some excellent service writers and the dealership I go to. It just took me several visits to figure out who they are!
 

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Re: Service writer B.S. (gtimark)

Im shocked to see so many people having bad experiences with their dealers. Sucks. Our dealer puts the customer first pretty much everytime they come thru the door even at the expense of the tech sometimes... which i gotta say, not every customer is right <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> lol<p>The writer may not remember the TNN but its the job of the tech to find the fix for these problems. If they are unaware of these bulletins then its the tech who is a dumb ass and means i deserve a big raise <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Service writer B.S. (ForceFed Motorsports)

<br>Oh well, next time I will take the TNN with me when I need something done. So how many times a year do you think he writes petal on a work order.<p>On a side note I had my Elise serviced at Symbolic Motors in SD and could not be happier with the service; and they are 150 miles round trip for me. Well off to wipe up more clutch lube. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I love Elise, posting pictures mandatory <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Next car would be a 996 twin turbo though so i gotta ways to go before i can upgrade from the S40 lol.
 

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Re: Service writer B.S. (ForceFed Motorsports)

Fun car, makes the S40 feel like a Bentley.<p><br><IMG SRC="http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g50/WildCJ5/Cars/After.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Service writer B.S. (WildCJ5)

Yeah, the go cart feel of the car is addicting though. Had ours just screaming around a long sweeping on ramp revving out around 8k <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> I was sold on them after that, the aero is sick ont those cars as well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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