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Old 08-06-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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A well-worn topic, but I still can't find the information I need.

Put an Exedy mach 400 clutch in my car a few days ago. Clutch pedal is very stiff, cable taut, and only engages RIGHT off the floor with everything tight. Throwout bearing has a touch of preload on the pressure plate fingers even. Obviously this is not right. No inch of free play at the top of the pedal, it's tight throughout travel. Is my clutch cable stretching when I press it? It seems there is no other way for the clutch but to disengage with everything so tight unless the cable is giving, binding, or stretching somewhere and "taking away" travel somehow. If anyone has experience please enlighten me as this is quite frustrating.

Forgot to mention, cable is a 9 month old Steeda cable with their FW adjuster and quad.
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Well adjust it to a better position...
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Well adjust it to a better position...
The cable is already far too tight... no freeplay at top of the pedal as is.
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Make sure the clutch fork didnt pop off the pivot ball. Happened to me one time and had the same issue. You can usually clip it back on without removal of the trans
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Make sure the clutch fork didnt pop off the pivot ball. Happened to me one time and had the same issue. You can usually clip it back on without removal of the trans
Thanks, I'll check it tomorrow before I put the OE cable back on. That's not something I considered!
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:44 PM   #6
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Pressure plate bolts backed off. Guess they weren't torqued enough. Even used loctite. Got to then through the inspection hole, tightened them, problem gone.
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