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Old 10-16-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
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Clutch Pedal Problem on 1972

I have a 1972 Mustang with a 4-Speed Toploader. The clutch pedal does
not return by itself all of the way. After I depress it to the floor
and then remove my foot, the pedal only returns about 3/4 of the way
back. I have to put my foot under the pedal and pull it back up and
then it "pops" back to the returned position. Any ideas what causes
this?

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Old 10-16-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Clutch Pedal Problem on 1972

"Joe" <lanser1996@joltmail.net> wrote in news:1129465398.049242.188200
@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

> I have a 1972 Mustang with a 4-Speed Toploader. The clutch pedal does
> not return by itself all of the way. After I depress it to the floor
> and then remove my foot, the pedal only returns about 3/4 of the way
> back. I have to put my foot under the pedal and pull it back up and
> then it "pops" back to the returned position. Any ideas what causes
> this?
>
>


Wear, adjustment and broken springs affect.

Have you used a flashlight and looked closely at the pedal assemblies?..
yeh, I know it's uncomfortable and not very dignified.

The older cars used a fairly strong "over-center" spring -one end to clutch
pedal arm, the other to fixed point several inches above the arm pivot- to
assist in clutch depression and return to full disengagement.

Also the bronze bushings wear to the point of non-functionality, over time

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