Stiff clutch pedal = failing clutch?

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Sun May 4 10:00:02 EDT 2003

At 09:47 PM 05/03/2003 -0700, Bernie Benz wrote:
>I'm curious, Kneale,
>Just how and what springs in the clutch system "losing their tension" might
>cause a stiff pedel feel?
> > From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at>
> > You CAN have a stiff
> > clutch from the springs in the clutch assembly losing their tension.

Sorry for the hearsay evidence, Bernie.  I don't KNOW.  When I had a clutch
replaced years ago, I was informed that the reason the new one felt so easy
to push was because the springs in the old one had deteriorated.  Since
then, I've assumed that part of the function of the springy bits in a
clutch assembly was to hold the parts together and another part of their
function was to assist in separating the parts.

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