Hope everyone is doing okay during these times.
I'm having an issue with my old TDDI Mondeo; actually 2 different issues but I think they are related to each other.
Current mileage is 142.5k. More or less at 140k the clutch pedal stayed down when entering a roundabout at a little more speed than usual (fast acceleration and gear change from 1st to 2nd). But I could change between gears afterwards just fine, the pedal travel was very short. When I stopped the car I pulled the pedal back with my feet and stayed normal for a while.
Now this happened again today, but 2 times during a short drive.
The other issue is a noise, similar like a cricket, when I press the clutch pedal. The noise was present for a long time but now it is more noticeable. I have a video where it's possible to ear it. Here it follows: https://streamable.com/uaehea
So my question is if the problem is somewhere related to the clutch itself or only limited to the pedal.
Another thing is that Ford now have competitive prices for clutch kits, but they say they are refurbished.. How's it possible to pay 715€ for a 3 pieces clutch kit that is not new is beyond my imagination, but it is Ford we are talking about..
Anyway, hope someone can provide me some insights about this. Thank you very much in advance, and stay safe!