Re: Clutch Pedal Problem on 1972
"Joe" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:1129465398.049242.188200
> 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
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