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Old 08-21-2005, 12:09 PM
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i'm going with the clutch return spring theory, as i've had this happen to me on a car i changed the clutch from the long style to a diaphragm style. the "return" spring is more like a helper spring that has a break-over point to "help" the pedal go down after a certain point (which long-style clutch pressure plates needed!). since you went to a diaphragm-style, pedal effort is significantly reduced. in a car i went diaphragm-style to, the pedal would stay on the floor. removing the original return/helper spring and installing a VERY light spring to just get the pedal from resting on the pressure plate worked for me! in fact, this method has worked for me in 5 different cars! have had NO problems whatsoever in the last 12 years....
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