Audi clutch cracking noise

Audi clutch cracking noise

Cracking or creaking noise from the clutch pedal/master cylinder area may be noticed when operating the clutch pedal on 2011 Audi A4, A5, S4 and S5 vehicles.


The cause may be the result of an incorrect component.

  1. Replace the mounting pin for the clutch master cylinder input rod with P/N WHT 001 666 according to the repair manual.
  2. Apply 1g of grease G 052 128A1 on the eye of the master cylinder. Also continuously grease the pin WHT 001 666 in the contact area between the pin and the master cylinder.
  3. Make sure that the pin is correctly attached and recheck for proper operation. The pin does not have to be secured by an expanding rivet, even if a rivet was incorrectly fitted by the factory. The clutch master cylinder is not the cause of the complaint. Do not replace the clutch master cylinder.
Note the mounting pin (No. 5 in illustration).
Note the mounting pin (No. 5 in illustration).
Last modified onFriday, 13 February 2015 13:07

   Related items

  • Audi remote key communication
    This TSB applies to all 2000-2010 Audi models. Potential issue: central locking via the remote control doesn’t work either sporadically or permanently, but the locks can be operated... Read more
  • Valeo introduces CV clutch warranty scheme
    Valeo Service has introduced a new two-year warranty scheme for its extensive range of commercial vehicle clutch products. Terms apply across all European countries with no mileage limitation. Valeo says the new warranty scheme will directly benefit road freight transport operators by optimising their total cost of... Read more
  • US State Regulator Found Another Cheating Device in Audi Car
    A U.S. regulator found software in some Audi vehicles that lowered their carbon dioxide emissions if it detected they were being used under test conditions, Bild am Sonntag reported... Read more
  • Shocking the Audi
    This bulletin applies to 2010 Audi Q5 models that feature the adaptive dampers suspension warning light on (Suspension: System Fault), with DTCs 00142, 00143, 00144, 00145 and/or 03264... Read more
  • Audi Hums a Bad Tune
    This bulletin applies to the 2012 Audi A5/S5 models. A humming or metallic rattling noise may be heard from under the vehicle, mostly during engine idle or slow... Read more
Login to post comments


Remember Me