[DML] Strange Clutch Problem (Perhaps Involving Adjustable Linkage)
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[DML] Strange Clutch Problem (Perhaps Involving Adjustable Linkage)



> This did not seem to go through to the DML the first time, let me  
> try again:

> I've noticed for a while that I have a lot of play in the clutch  
> pedal, play that exists before the rod for the master cylinder is  
> even pressed in.  As a result, I lengthened my factory recall  
> adjustable clutch linkage for the pedal, and I noticed an  
> improvement and better shifting when the pedal is depressed.  One  
> problem that arose though was as I would slowly raise my foot off  
> of the clutch pedal (with no foot on the gas and idling at 900  
> rpms), the car would slowly go forward and I could remove my foot  
> and the car would continue moving without stalling!  I didn't  
> understand why this would happen simply by lengthening the linkage  
> that goes to the master cylinder.  My clutch is original and only  
> has 20,000 miles on it, I find it hard to believe the clutch is  
> wearing out.
>
> Today as I was experimenting down near the pedal box, I decided to  
> take the adjustable clutch linkage off.  As I was trying to get it  
> off, I noticed after pushing one of the pins slightly out, the play  
> was gone.  It felt very solid and sturdy, like I expected it should  
> feel.  There was no loose up and down motion.  When I removed both  
> of the pins, it appears as though one of the pins has slowly been  
> worn away by driving for the past 25 years.  I posted pictures in  
> the Photos Section under "clutch linkage".  If you could take a  
> look and let me know if the pin is supposed to look like that, I  
> would appreciate it!  This is very hard to explain, but I am  
> referring to the recall that can be viewed on:
>
> http://www.dmcnews.com/bulletins/ST-07-9.82.html

DMCH no longer has the SP10913 pins in stock.  Would it be possible  
to go back to the non-adjustable linkage on my car, or were too many  
modifications made to put on the recall?
>
> -Patrick C.
> 1880





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