Hi all. I have a 2010 4cyl with the 5 speed and noticed substantial side to side movement when I first step on the clutch. After it goes down a bit and engages with the metal rod that goes into the master cylinder it straightens out. I have tried searching for similar issues, but couldn't find anything exactly like my issue.
My question is, does this side to side movement on the metal rod cause unnecessary stress onto the master cylinder that could cause leaking or breakage? Has anyone else experienced something similar to what I am experiencing?
I have owned multiple stick shift vehicles in my lifetime and never noticed any side ways movement in the clutch pedal. I just want to be sure this isn't going to cause any issues later on down the road on a new truck.