Got a new Clutch--now the pedal is too "Light"

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by JL, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. JL

    JL Guest

    My 96 Stratus needed a new rear main seal, so the mechanic talked me into a
    new clutch since he had to take the old one out. The original clutch had
    85K miles on it so I figured I'd spend the extra $300.

    Problem is the clutch pedal now has practically no resistance. Before I
    call my mechanic I wanted to know if there is a separate adjustment for the
    "feel" of the pedal. I almost sure that before this replacement, the pedal
    had a heavier feel to it.

    Thanks for any info
    JL, Feb 9, 2005
  2. JL

    Bill Putney Guest

    I'm sure not an expert on that car, but I can say that it is not unusual
    for a clutch pedal to get much harder as the diaphragm ages due to the
    spring fingers getting stiffer from work hardening and heat (and
    sometimes they break for the same reason which might be the reason the
    clutch had to be replaced). I don't know if that's the total
    explanation for your observation.

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    adddress with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Feb 9, 2005
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