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Old 11-11-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
QIK-BRIK
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Hi guys,

I have a 2006 Forester XT with a Brembo GT big brake kit and STi master cylinder. The car has been sitting for a little over a month, and after driving it today I noticed that my braked pedal has a little pop feeling in it when I let off the clutch. For example, if I am stopped with the car in neutral and my foot on the brake, if I depress the clutch and then let it up I feel the brake pedal pop back against my foot a little bit right as the clutch is almost at the top. The brake pedal doesn't have the pop feeling if I just use the brakes without also pushing the clutch down/up. I'm assuming this pop feeling in the brake pedal is the hill hold releasing, but I don't remember ever feeling this before. Has anyone else experienced this? The hill hold seems to work 100% normal and doesn't get stuck or not engage. Also, the brakes work fine, with great pedal feel, and no sticking or binding. I'm just wondering if this is an early warning sign that the hill hold is starting to break. I've read a bunch of "hill hold problem" threads but no one has described the same feeling that I get in my brake pedal. Any advice is appreciated!

Dan
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:46 PM   #2
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The hillholder is a very simple device. You can adjust it from under the hood, under the master cylinder to engage sooner or later, and keep going with the adjustment to disable it...

I personally love it, and it's been problem free for me in over 115k miles. Heck even my X5 has it, and it's an automatic. I couldn't envision buying a car without that feature now that I've had it.

that said, I've heard sometimes you need to regrease the cable as there could be some binding. You can play with the adjustments to rule that out I bet... Try and find some spray lithium grease if that is what is needed. It's probably the easiest to get down the cable.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:35 AM   #3
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thanks for the advice. I will take a look at the cable and try to grease it. My hill hold works 100% normal and has never been stuck or anything even with 151k miles on the car. I just can't figure out why I feel a little push back from the brake pedal when letting the clutch out. I assume its something to do with the hill hold since that would be the only thing linking the clutch and brakes.
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