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Clutch pedal problem

When I depress the clutch pedal on my 2001 Suzuki Swift, it creaks and binds somewhat. I can't tell if it is the cable, the fork assembly, or the clutch assembly. I lubed the cable the best that I could but it didn't help. The car has 188,000 km on it and it is well maintained. I would just replace the cable but there is only one dealer in my province and they charge four times more than parts are worth because they have a monopoly.

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I believe you have a worn out clutch.

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