Just picked up the '83 Hatch in Feb. The clutch pedal is extremely hard to push in. The PO installed a new clutch cable OVER the steering and heater hoses. I took it apart and installed the cable correctly. Set the adjustment to about 1/4" free play. I thought that might fix the hard to push pedal.
However, the pedal is still very hard to push in. The clutch dis-engages near the top of the pedal. Clutch is strong... front tires 'bark' if I take off too quickly.
So... what... do I need more free play? Or is the clutch fork bent? Throwout Bearing isn't making noise. I'm not ready to pull the motor... there's nothing wrong with it. Great compression and NO leaks.
Anyone ever had this experience? Let me know... Thanks.