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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:13 pm 
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Does anyone have a solution to the falcon's heavy clutch action? My falcon (EL) feels like your pushing a lead weight? I've replaced the clutch cable and i've installed a new peddle box but the action is still very heavy.

Has anybody else had this problem and if so what have you done to fix it (if any).

Are there any aftermarket parts or items which will help give a smoother lighter action?

It seems like this problem doesn't just apply to the E-series as i've felt an AU and BA clutch and they all seem very heavy.

Any words of advice?
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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:26 pm 
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if you have replaced the cable and its still heavy it must have a really heavy cutch installed only way to fix that is by replacing it unfortunately.
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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:44 pm 
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can ya make it power assited or something like most 4wds
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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:08 pm 
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if your that soft by and auto...

Put the car into neatural at the lights, that makes a huge difference to fatigue of your leg
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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:43 pm 
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i have an eb v8 man and the clutch pedal is really nice its a new cable with one of those pbr rpm clutchkits.
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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:42 pm 
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Yeah I had my pedal box and clutch replaced and even then it was still stiff, I am thinking of changing the cable soon to see if that will ease it up abit...!

Whats the price of the cable these days...??
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 Post subject: Re: Heavy Clutch
Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:28 pm 
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6pot wrote:
Does anyone have a solution to the falcon's heavy clutch action? My falcon (EL) feels like your pushing a lead weight? I've replaced the clutch cable and i've installed a new peddle box but the action is still very heavy.

Has anybody else had this problem and if so what have you done to fix it (if any).

Are there any aftermarket parts or items which will help give a smoother lighter action?

It seems like this problem doesn't just apply to the E-series as i've felt an AU and BA clutch and they all seem very heavy.

Any words of advice?


Replace your clutch.

I've been in both an AU and BA and the clutches in both were fairly light.

They were both XR8's too.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:47 pm 
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Yeah I had my pedal box and clutch replaced and even then it was still stiff, I am thinking of changing the cable soon to see if that will ease it up abit...!

Whats the price of the cable these days...??


bout 90 bucks from fraud if i remember right...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Heavy Clutch
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:06 am 
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Jim Beam wrote:
6pot wrote:
Does anyone have a solution to the falcon's heavy clutch action? My falcon (EL) feels like your pushing a lead weight? I've replaced the clutch cable and i've installed a new peddle box but the action is still very heavy.

Has anybody else had this problem and if so what have you done to fix it (if any).

Are there any aftermarket parts or items which will help give a smoother lighter action?

It seems like this problem doesn't just apply to the E-series as i've felt an AU and BA clutch and they all seem very heavy.

Any words of advice?


Replace your clutch.

I've been in both an AU and BA and the clutches in both were fairly light.

They were both XR8's too.


BA's use a hydraulic clutch so that would be why they are easier, au is still cable so who knows, mine is really heavy as well and is teh reason that pedal boxes snap etc.

a hydralic clutch convertion would be ure bes bet wouldnt be cheap though
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Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:10 am 
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Get some muscles and stop complaining. :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:53 am 
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yeah heavy clutch cracked my firewall,if its not cable i'd say your pressure plate has gone if it wasn't heavy from when you bought it?if so its probably a heavy duty clutch.
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Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:06 am 
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i thought the falcon clutches were tame compaired to some, i had a 6 cyl cordy with a toploader, heavy duty clutch kit and the clutch was hydrolic, it was like pushing the brake peddel to the floor. anyways if you have replaced the pedal box and cable it should be smooth and easy even if it does have a heavy duty clutch kit , i would maybe check the route that the cable is running is correct cos any sharp or forced bends in the cable will make it hard
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Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:44 am 
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Also check that the cable is correctly adjusted, so that you have that easy spot at the bottom of the pedal travel. My XE had a toploader and an 11" HD clutch it it was fkn heavy. Pulled the box out to fit a weak 6 cyl clutch, and turned out the wanker that put the clutch in had used the wrong release bearing (Long type) for the clutch, which had long fingers. The release bearing was under constant load from the pressure plate.
Try rerouting the cable, also try lubing the liner up with some form of lubricant... Wet stuff..?

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:21 pm 
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I've seen some car's with hydraulically assisted clutches, they have a small booster about 1/3rd the size of the brake booster. I just dont know how to fit it to a Ford yet, I'll be doing some mucking around early next year to try make it work.
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Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:45 pm 
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The other day i cut away the firewall padding and found that the firewall wall has a rather large crack. I made up a large plate to spread the load on the firewall but the wall is still moving. I've got going into a panel beaters on monday so i'll see if this is the cause of the heavy clutch.
I'll keep you guys posted.
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