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Old 10-17-2011, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clutch pedal engaging low to floorboard

I know there were several posts about this and it has been a problem for me as well... anyway, I took it in for a clutch diagnosis and it has been discovered that the pedal assembly is worn out. Evidently the holes thru which the pivot pin goes thru is WAY wallowed out. This is a possible explanation for the problem. As soon as it is replaced i will know more.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I worked for a shop, I hope this is your problem and not that is what they tell you for you to come back and give them more money for a clutch. Not to be negative. just never heard of a worn paddle assembly, is it loose in any direction?
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had the same problem and eventually it got worse but the problem with mine was that my slave cylinder was leaking (very little) but it would loose pressure at times and just go straight to the floor. What you might try is bleeding your system, but not the conventional way it says in the service manual. What you do is get a big syringe and fill it with brake fluid then remove the small feed hose that goes to the brake master cylinder stick the sringe in the hose and push down on the syringe to mke pressure this will pull the bubbles out of the system when you release the pressure on the syringe. If the pedal is higher up after you do this the you most likely have a small pressure lei in the system somewhere.
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