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    I don’t know how to describe this and don’t know whether it’s always been there and I just noticed it, but when I’m in first and easing the clutch pedal to start from a stand still, just before the engagement I feel something in the pedal that I can only describe as a very subtle grinding? I haven’t noticed if there’s any sound associated with it.

    What could this be and should I be worried?

    I try not to beat on the car but I have been using drift mode more in parking lots since the weather has gotten nicer and I usually just do 1st gear donuts since there’s not enough space to do 2nd gear slides. Other than that hooniganism I don’t go hard on the car in lower gears (i.e. no clutch dumps or launches.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Putt Putt View Post
    I don’t know how to describe this and don’t know whether it’s always been there and I just noticed it, but when I’m in first and easing the clutch pedal to start from a stand still, just before the engagement I feel something in the pedal that I can only describe as a very subtle grinding? I haven’t noticed if there’s any sound associated with it.

    What could this be and should I be worried?

    I try not to beat on the car but I have been using drift mode more in parking lots since the weather has gotten nicer and I usually just do 1st gear donuts since there’s not enough space to do 2nd gear slides. Other than that hooniganism I don’t go hard on the car in lower gears (i.e. no clutch dumps or launches.)
    It sounds like it is slight clutch chatter,

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    Is the car completely stock? Mileage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Putt Putt View Post
    I don’t know how to describe this and don’t know whether it’s always been there and I just noticed it, but when I’m in first and easing the clutch pedal to start from a stand still, just before the engagement I feel something in the pedal that I can only describe as a very subtle grinding? I haven’t noticed if there’s any sound associated with it.

    What could this be and should I be worried?

    I try not to beat on the car but I have been using drift mode more in parking lots since the weather has gotten nicer and I usually just do 1st gear donuts since there’s not enough space to do 2nd gear slides. Other than that hooniganism I don’t go hard on the car in lower gears (i.e. no clutch dumps or launches.)
    Do you have an aftermarket RMM?
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    Replace the clutch return spring? With the steeda spring, mine does that sometimes even with the car off.
    If you buy one, drive it hard. Because thrills like these donít happen often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gift horse View Post
    Is the car completely stock? Mileage?
    Bone stock outside of RCC and Mountune breather plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Putt Putt View Post
    I don’t know how to describe this and don’t know whether it’s always been there and I just noticed it, but when I’m in first and easing the clutch pedal to start from a stand still, just before the engagement I feel something in the pedal that I can only describe as a very subtle grinding? I haven’t noticed if there’s any sound associated with it.

    What could this be and should I be worried?

    I try not to beat on the car but I have been using drift mode more in parking lots since the weather has gotten nicer and I usually just do 1st gear donuts since there’s not enough space to do 2nd gear slides. Other than that hooniganism I don’t go hard on the car in lower gears (i.e. no clutch dumps or launches.)
    Do you have an aftermarket RMM?
    Nope.
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    Is this all the time?

    Just on 1st gear?

    When you said strange vibration, it reminded me of this:

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    Yes, it happens in reverse as well. The feeling gets worse if I give it gas as I am leading the clutch out.
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    Check your engine mounts thoroughly same issue and itís the lower dog bone and trans mount going. Not saying itís your as well, but I have a hunch since this all sounds exactly like mine last month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
    Check your engine mounts thoroughly same issue and it’s the lower dog bone and trans mount going. Not saying it’s your as well, but I have a hunch since this all sounds exactly like mine last month.
    With 15k miles? Also, I only feel it in the clutch pedal and not throughout the entire car which is what I would expect with a mount issue?
    Last edited by Putt Putt; 06-07-2019 at 01:06 PM.
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