[V8] Seat Debris

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Thu Mar 16 14:32:49 EST 2006

... looks like others have identified the true culprit ... My first question was going to be whether or not the was an MT car ... 

I too have BTDT on #344 ... bought the replacement part from the dealer ... replacement was a bit of a PITA, but not that difficult.  The part is pinned in place, and I remember having to work a bit to get the holes lined up in a location where I had clearance to insert the pin.  If things get too difficult you might want to disconnect the clevis from the clutch M/C to remove the action from the spring in the M/C.  The clutch return spring is mounted way up at the top of the pedal assembly, and it has an over center mechanism ... which means that it forces the pedal up when the pedal is closer to the resting location, and it also pushes the pedal to the floor when it is closer to the floor. 

Steve B
San José, CA (USA)
> OK, now that I see it is from the clutch, I can understand why I do not see
> anything missing from under the seat.
> It looks like the part is in fact the Over center spring 4A0 721 403E which
> can be had from worldimpex for $23.25
> Thnaks for the help.
> Scott.
> "Coleman, David" <David.Coleman at blackrock.com> wrote: Moving the seat should
> have no ill effect, since that piece is some part
> of the return mechanism for either the clutch or brake pedal.   I had it
> fall on my feet (spring broken in 2 or 3 places, still within the white
> plastic casing) about 2 years ago and the only issue has been that I
> need to tug the clutch pedal back a bit with my toe in order for the
> cruise to engage.   It bothers me to no end, but the job just looks a
> bit too much like work.  Plus, I haven't found a good replacement
> source.
> >
> > I hope someone can help identify a part that came from under
> > my seat from a HARD stop. Of course it lodged under my feet,
> > causing interference with safe motoring.
> >
> > It is a red  spring about 1" in diameter (broken in 3 pieces)
> > that is encased in a white delrin housing.  Each end of the
> > housing has a fork shaped cradle which looks like it is
> > riding on a greased rod.
> >
> contributions welcome!

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