I don't believe it!!!! that's exactly what I found on my pedal bracket....but I couldn't get to it....& as the bottom 2 were okay I thought it should be like that!!!.so I left it & on advice from Flash put some lithium grease around the moving parts...it was/is much better but I'll certainly have another go at the bracket tomorrow.David Garside said:Right. I thought i'dvtry to get to the bottom of this problem on my 59 reg 1.5dci. I armed myself with a torch, some silicone grease and some rags etc and got down under the dash. I looked for the clutch switch...no sign of it or any associated wiring ????? But on moving the pedal, I noticed the clutch pedal bracket moved slightly sideways. I checked the 3 retaining nuts and found the top one to be a bit loose....managed to tighten it (13mm) and I now have a smooth and noise-free pedal...so far anyway. I finished off with greasing the spring and pivot points....fingers crossed now. Hope this helps someone out there.