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Old 03-13-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Clutch issues?!?!

This just started today, my clutch pedal is "sticking" about halfway down I can feel it stick and gets harder to push in.. It's hard to describe, but it gets worse the higher gear I'm in and/or the more speed I have. And if I am cruising in 5th the longer am in 5th the stiffer the pedal gets when I go to down shift... Any thoughts?

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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Same problem here. Just started yesterday, and I did nothing out of the ordinary before it started.

Mine feels pretty good right down to the point of engagement, and that's where it gets "squinchy"

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Old 04-14-2013, 10:43 AM   #3
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I had a similar issue with mine, it felt like it was binding when engaging the clutch and was making a creaking noise. Not smooth at all. I ended up pulling the slave cylinder out of the bell housing and found the plastic end of the slave push rod to be dry and gritty, with it worn slightly on one side. I cleaned plastic end, and then with a rag wrapped around my finger I reached inside the bell housing and cleaned the clutch fork where the slave push rod engages. Then I applied a small dab of high temp grease to the plastic end of the slave push rod and reinstalled. The noise and sticky feeling was gone. Smooth quiet clutch again. That was over 6 months ago and still operating great.
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