AS you have a 9-3 you shouldn't a cable clutch, you should have a hydraulic package with master & slave cylinders.Jules93Conv said:When I push down on it as it goes past the halfway point there seems to be a little more resistance than normal, it almost feels like the cable is rubbing on something. Like a metal on metal feeling. It still works 100% and there is no slipping it just feels strange.
2 things before you really get concerned, try lubricating the pivot for the clutch pedal and the union to the master cylinder rod - spray grease will do; have [if has not been done recently] the clutch hydraulic circuit bled.
These two things are easy [and cheap] hits, and even if they don't totally cure your problems the car is better for the tasks anyway.