C5 X7 Tourer with a squeaky clutch

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C5 X7 Tourer with a squeaky clutch

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Hello everyone,

My 2010 2.0hdi Tourer has, for some time now, sounded like I'm torturing a large rat whenever I press the clutch pedal. I have already slathered the gubbins around the pedal, springs and plungers and whatnot, with grease but to no avail. I now believe that the squeaking sound comes from the other side of the bulkhead.

I thank everyone on advance for any help, but please keep in mind that this is a LHD C5, hence the innards beyond the footwell may differ from my fellow drivers in RHD countries.
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Re: C5 X7 Tourer with a squeaky clutch

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I had this (RHD) and the spring was replaced as it never went away even when greased. I've had a look and can't find a specific technical issue on a Left Hand Drive, but the LHD does have a clutch assistance spring as detailed below with details of how to remove and replace:

Looking at parts for your specific X7, there appears to be two of them... (8) & (9)

I hope you're sitting down for the prices of these springs....

(8) Declutching Assistance Spring, Part: 2148H8, £82.22 :shock:
(9) Declutching Assistance Spring, Part: 2148H9, £84.92 :shock:

For these prices, you'd expect a spring that doesn't squeak!
X7 clutch spring b.PNG

This is referring to removal and refitting:
X7 clutch spring.PNG
Removal
N.B.: Mark the direction of fitting of the clutch servo spring (12). Mark them (if necessary).
  • Pass a cable tie between the legs of the coils of the clutch assistance spring (12).
  • Press the clutch pedal down half way.
  • Tighten the cable tie.
  • Remove the clutch assistance spring (12).
Refitting the clutch assistance spring
Lubricate the retention pins of the clutch assistance spring (12) with silicone-free grease (Pedal side and pedal bracket side).
Refitting the clutch assistance spring (12) (According to the marks made at removal).
  • Cut the cable tie.
  • Check the position and retention of the clutch assistance spring (12) on the pedal bracket.
  • Press the clutch pedal several times.
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Re: C5 X7 Tourer with a squeaky clutch

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Holy f...! That's expensive!

Thanks for this, if this works, it's going to improve the driving experience by 500%
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Re: C5 X7 Tourer with a squeaky clutch

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Best of luck with it.
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