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Pedal box on crack - watch yours * Stress Crack Now with Pics

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#1 moosens


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:53 PM



Look close.

Basically , you have a clutch that's hard , you struggle , you stress the metal and crack the pedal box on the left side - right if you're right hand drive.

Causes you to think you're losing your mind and adjust the cable constantly only to have it go back to not shifting.

You may noticed yours was repaired. Keep a good cable , adjusted well , hanger spring and return spring. You can take the pin out for the clutch and brake and grease it up for much better action. The one I got to replace mine was sticky but when I took my car's box out it was super sticky. New box feels great.

If you do this job I suggest finding a medium duty spring hook to hang that accelerator pedal which relies on the spring to secure it to its post. Needlenose pliers came to the rescue. You have to have the acc. pedal OFF when fishing the box into place OR have removed the steering column - NOT needed unless you were planning work on that component as well.

I used the factory service manual and it walked thru real well. Only my struggles with that spring mentioned and a couple little time sappers from having to work in such a tight spot and sometimes all twisted up.

Feels great after all that driving around grinding gears and having to turn the car off to shift into reverse!

Edited by moosens, 03 November 2012 - 09:14 AM.




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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

So you did the job Paul? Congrats!!:headbang:

I agree....PLEASE check your pedal box. The clutch pedal should not be hard to depress!! If it is, it's usually the cable is old and the lubrication inside is dried up, or the lubrication on the release bearing slide is not enough. GET A NEW CABLE...lubricate everthing that moves!! Continued use will fatigue the "pot metal" pedal box and it will begin to flex. It will collaspe one day. FUN!!

It's a PITA to replace the box and that's IF you can find one that is not cracked already. Then you have to pull it in the salvage yard. MORE FUN!!

I have one extra that I could sell. It's not cracked. Make an offer.


#3 moosens


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:49 AM

Big bump for the new guy and all

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