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Old 02-25-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Clutch Pedal Problem

I was driving along on and my foot slipped off of the clutch while I was shifting gears and it kinda made a snapping sound and now the friction point to engage the clutch as almost at the floor. I don't know what could've happened. It looks like some kind of clip broke or something.
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Have you replaced the plastic quadrant with an aluminum one? Also it may be the cable all but broken.
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Re: Clutch Pedal Problem

I haven't replaced the plastic quadrant yet. It'll still drive fine, its just that the clutch engages pretty much at the floor.
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I haven't replaced the plastic quadrant yet. It'll still drive fine, its just that the clutch engages pretty much at the floor.
Use your toes and lift up on the pedal as far as it will go and listen for some clicks.
It may have just lost its adjustment.
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Alrite, I'll try that out thanks. Quick question though, if I like the friction point closer to the ground, should I buy an adjustable clutch cable kit?
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First check cable, but sounds like it could be your throwout bearing
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Alrite, I'll try that out thanks. Quick question though, if I like the friction point closer to the ground, should I buy an adjustable clutch cable kit?
it can be adjuated to where you like it but the best place to adjust it to is where it has maximun holding strength.you want to make sure its not slipping and the throw out bearing is not riding on the pressure plate all the time.
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When my cable snapped it did the same thing(clutch engaging at the floor)but my pedal also dropped almost to the floor because of the slack...so id think if its a cable you could tell by just that..
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Re: Clutch Pedal Problem

Yeah, my pedal dropped really low also. I guess this gives me an excuse for getting an adjustable clutch cable kit.

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[QUOTE=dreamstang;1066696]it can be adjuated to where you like it but the best place to adjust it to is where it has maximun holding strength.you want to make sure its not slipping and the throw out bearing is not riding on the pressure plate all the time.[/QUOTE

Where would that be?
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Yeah, my pedal dropped really low also. I guess this gives me an excuse for getting an adjustable clutch cable kit.
Yup! Remove the dust shield on the driver side of the tranny(you'll see the cable going in) and you can see where the cable attaches to the shift fork, you'll see the damage there or above the pedals over towards the brake and gas pedal.
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you will be able to tell where it feel like it shifts firmest.you should be able to see inside the bell housing to make sure the bearing isnt on the pressure plate through the same area dead mentioned.

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usually u will have 1/2-1" of play in the top off the pedal when adjusted properly unless your clutch is really worn
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Re: Clutch Pedal Problem

Thanks guys, really helpful. I have the car stored away for one more week, I'll order the stuff and then post pics of the procedure.
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