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Old 10-11-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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Clutch peddle fell off

Yup, and every time I say it, some guy will look at me like I am an idiot. The post that comes from the fire wall has a little metal post, and a plastic bushing that attaches to the clutch pedal. This is on a 2002 Sahara.

So the first time it happened, I was up top of the mountains in Georgia, steep incline, and totally baffled. The clutch had been replaced less than 6 months earlier. I took it to 2 places that want to replace the entire clutch assembly. $141, for the part, and a full day's labor. Ouch. Right now it is zip tied together. Any one have this issue, or know of a better way to fix it? I'd entertain any suggestions between zip ties, and full assembly replacement.

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Yup, and every time I say it, some guy will look at me like I am an idiot. The post that comes from the fire wall has a little metal post, and a plastic bushing that attaches to the clutch pedal. This is on a 2002 Sahara.

So the first time it happened, I was up top of the mountains in Georgia, steep incline, and totally baffled. The clutch had been replaced less than 6 months earlier. I took it to 2 places that want to replace the entire clutch assembly. $141, for the part, and a full day's labor. Ouch. Right now it is zip tied together. Any one have this issue, or know of a better way to fix it? I'd entertain any suggestions between zip ties, and full assembly replacement.
Check out this link (it's mis-labled) TJ Fender Flare Installation

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Check out this link (it's mis-labled) TJ Fender Flare Installation
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That is exactly what I was talking about, and I did buy the plastic retainer clip from the dealer (they called it a bushing $4.23) but the actual pin that it goes into the clutch peddle, and the bushing to hold the 2 parts together at the pivotal point was broken in half.
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Might want to try a small clip like the ones on hood pins. IIRC that post has a slot all the way around it so the small pinclip will ride in it. Or look for a hairpin like what is on your rear seat that holds it to the brackets for the tumble part. Something like that will or should work. If I can find pictures I will post em up as to what I mean.
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Mines been zip tied for two years. Hasn't failed me yet just keep one in the car in case it ever does
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Check out this link (it's mis-labled) TJ Fender Flare Installation
+1 on this
Its how that whole fiasco should have been done from the factory to begin with
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That’s a good fix for the clutch pedal (not peddle). Too bad the dealers are so unhelpful on such minor issues but I imagine that for liability reasons they cannot offer or suggest non-factory approved fixes.

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