Re: Nox's 09 OBP STI
Thanks, the second pic helped! I was looking at the right spot. It just wasn’t broken.
Did an oil change today, and then went ahead to find the creaking.
We found a broken weld up top. We could feel it move there. The only thing though that was throwing us off was that some creaking was coming from around the clutch cylinder in the engine bay, even with the clutch brace there.
Some help arrived, and we decided to go ahead and remove the dash. We drilled out the first weld that was clearly broken. The second didn’t look broken. Since the dash was off, we went ahead and drilled it out anyway. We found out pretty fast that this weld was broken too, but from the inside. From outside underneat the wiper cowl, it looked perfectly fine. We installed a bolt in each.
This is when we found out that I actually had two sounds when pressing the clutch. There was a squeak, and three consecutive creaks/pops. The squeak was now gone, but the creaks/pops coming from the clutch cylinder area was still there. We tightened the cylinder studs, but nothing changed.
I’ll have to do some research on if it’s just the rubber bushing, some grease needed or the entire cylinder is done.