So after searching the forum for a couple of hours, this is the closest thread I could find to describe my current issue:
A while ago I noticed that my clutch made a "squeek" kinda noise during the last inch or so of pressing the clutch to the floor. Same noise in the same place upon releasing the clutch pedal.
The last couple of days now, I notice that the feel of the clutch pedal is "not right". It feels "rough", "sticky", "catchy" etc. (don't know how best to describe it) through the middle 2 or 3 inches of travel, in our out. Like your stepping on something "crunchy" just in the middle of the press to the floor, or release from the floor.
The car is shifting fine, it doesn't seem to be affecting the drive-ability. But I am concerned about this as it is something new, something that's changed.
I did notice today that as I drove to work and the car warmed up, the feeling was less noticable than when cold.
When I first heard the "squeek" I thought maybe it was something with the clutch pedal itself, something that could be fixed with some WD-40 sprayed on a pivot point etc. Now I am concerned that it may be "internal" to the clutch and/or tranny.
My car is an 04 6MT Coupe, I've got like 38K or so on what I assume is the original clutch (I bought the car used from the original owner, back in April).
Anyone experience this? Could it be a throw-out bearing issue?