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Old 10-17-2017, 08:42 PM   #1
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Clutch pedal travel feels shorter

As the title says, the clutch pedal travel feels shorter than usual.

After beating on the car for a bit, doing 1-2 gear pulls, i feel like the clutch feels a bit different.

Is there anything that I could have done to make the clutch travel feel shorter? Or could it simply be placebo? It has been months since I even redlined the car previously to this.
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Not sure what you mean. It engages sooner or later?
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As the title says, the clutch pedal travel feels shorter than usual.

After beating on the car for a bit, doing 1-2 gear pulls, i feel like the clutch feels a bit different.

Is there anything that I could have done to make the clutch travel feel shorter? Or could it simply be placebo? It has been months since I even redlined the car previously to this.
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Not sure what you mean. It engages sooner or later?
This, has the engagement point changed, or the pedal just doesnt go as far? As long as the engagement point is fine, you are fine. The clutches are also self bleeding, so if you just ended up with a pocket of air, just go sit in the car and pump the clutch 40 or 50 times and see if that helps.
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The clutch pedal engagement feels about the same, but it feels like the travel is shorter - perhaps that sounds weird.

Is something like that even possible?
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I think i do, my wife's car kind of does the same thing. Almost feels as if there's some slack the first inch or so of pedal travel?
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I think i do, my wife's car kind of does the same thing. Almost feels as if there's some slack the first inch or so of pedal travel?
Yeah I think that is a pretty good explanation of it. Have you figured out the cause and/or solution?
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Cause is redline, my guess is the stock pressure plate not keeping up. So typically after i redline i just use my toe behind the pedal to pull it all the way back up and everything's fine. Do you have the clutch spring still installed? If so, try removing it.
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Cause is redline, my guess is the stock pressure plate not keeping up. So typically after i redline i just use my toe behind the pedal to pull it all the way back up and everything's fine. Do you have the clutch spring still installed? If so, try removing it.

Yes the stock clutch spring is installed. Does your car also have this slack when you are not redlining it?
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Nope, but i removed the assist spring years ago, so our pedal is stiffer than stock anyways.
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Nope, but i removed the assist spring years ago, so our pedal is stiffer than stock anyways.
Did you have any issues after removing the assist spring? I heard conflicting stories that it could lead to pedal sag and other damage.

I am assuming you have not experienced any of that?
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No, and ours has been off for about 3 years / ~50k miles. There's really no way it would cause any damage either, so that's not something to worry about. The Spring is only there to reduce pedal effort.
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