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Clutch pedal play
On my QSW, a while back I mentioned that I felt that I had too much play
in the clutch pedal... it had no resistance for the first couple of
inches when I first stepped on it. I figured (and others agreed) that it
might be the cleavis pin. Well, that had been replaced, and I'm sure it
did help, but last night, I found the real culprit.
While I was under the dash snaking the cable for my new roof-mount AM/FM
antenna (to replace the FUGLY fender mount one), I took a look at the
clutch pedal (to see if there was still some play where a bolt had been
substituted for the cleavis pin), and lo and behold, I found a rubber
"doo-hickey" that had rotated out of place. It was cable-tied (which I
found odd), and it didn't look like an OEM piece (which leads me to
believe that someone substituted along the way?), but I figured it was
there for a reason.
I figured that it was there to cushion the pedal from slamming back
against the stopping point, so I rotated it back into position, and sure
enough, it made the clutch pedal feel "normal". It took up the slack of
the first couple of inches.
I don't know what should be OEM, but for now, I don't care. This
worked!! (Anyone know what should be there? Just curious... I haven't
checked the Bentley yet...)
So, if anyone has what I HAD, you might want to check this little rubber
"thingy". It sure made a huge difference on my car. It makes driving the
car all that much more fun now!!
"Perception is often stronger than reality!"
'92 Audi 100S
'87 VW Quantum Syncro