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Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Hey guys, my clutch pedal is beginning to bend at the pivot point due to high pressure of the clutch cable, anyway to fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
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Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 10:11 pm 
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Unfortunately, you'll have to pull the dash out to get to the pedal box. After you remove it, you'll need to get it repaired & strengthened. If you do a search, you'll find a few posts in here about repairs. Also check the firewall for any cracking where the cable goes through. Replace your clutch cable if it's frayed or worn. To reduce additional stress on the box/firewall, it should be lubed.

Here's one post:

gearbox-suspension-brake-driveline-f4/pedal-box-strengthening-t38993.html

 

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 Post subject: Re: ea clutch pedal
Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:13 am 
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Shortshift wrote:
Unfortunately, you'll have to pull the dash out to get to the pedal box. After you remove it, you'll need to get it repaired & strengthened. If you do a search, you'll find a few posts in here about repairs. Also check the firewall for any cracking where the cable goes through. Replace your clutch cable if it's frayed or worn. To reduce additional stress on the box/firewall, it should be lubed.

Here's one post:

gearbox-suspension-brake-driveline-f4/pedal-box-strengthening-t38993.html


The firewall has been strengthened, it is also a new cable.
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 Post subject: Re: ea clutch pedal
Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:01 pm 
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I think you will find it's more the left foot that kills the pedal box :P

But strengthening the firewall & throwing in a new cable won't help an old pedal box either. Yes unfortunately you have to take the dash out to remove the pedal box as is. Reinforce it. And should be right as rain for a long time.

 

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Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 7:10 pm 
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low_ryda wrote:
I think you will find it's more the left foot that kills the pedal box :P

But strengthening the firewall & throwing in a new cable won't help an old pedal box either. Yes unfortunately you have to take the dash out to remove the pedal box as is. Reinforce it. And should be right as rain for a long time.


any chance you know of a thread that shows you how to pull out the dash? is it hard? does it take long?
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Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:20 am 
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Apparantly if you undo the dash bolts you should be able to move it enough to access the upper pedal box bolts, withought actually taking the dash out.

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 8:40 am 
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shyun wrote:
Apparantly if you undo the dash bolts you should be able to move it enough to access the upper pedal box bolts, withought actually taking the dash out.

That's a better explanation. I hope EA-SPAC-88 didn't think I meant "take the dash out of the car completely". :) There's a few screws close to the windscreen that are a bit fiddley to remove. I ground down a right-angle allen key as I didn't have one that fitted.

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Shortshift wrote:
shyun wrote:
Apparantly if you undo the dash bolts you should be able to move it enough to access the upper pedal box bolts, withought actually taking the dash out.

That's a better explanation. I hope EA-SPAC-88 didn't think I meant "take the dash out of the car completely". :) There's a few screws close to the windscreen that are a bit fiddley to remove. I ground down a right-angle allen key as I didn't have one that fitted.


I think the dash still needs to be moved to get the box out rather than just get to the bolts, not RE-moved just moved. Which still requires all the bolts come out. Not a 10 minute fix.

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:30 pm 
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Well I was under the influence that the whole dash had to come out, but thanks for clarifying that it only has to be moved.
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Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:59 pm 
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well that certainly saved you a few hours and some swearing then... lol

 

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Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 8:01 pm 
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well that certainly saved you a few hours and some swearing then... lol


Well I do need to replace my heater core, how difficult is that?
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Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 9:08 pm 
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well that certainly saved you a few hours and some swearing then... lol


Well I do need to replace my heater core, how difficult is that?
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