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tricky12

very hard clutch pedal

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Hi folks just started to get my esprit out after the winter and ready for MOT and found the clutch pedal very hard to push down and then have to wait for it to rise again but appears to be working apart from this.

Have had the WD40 around several areas but to know joy.

Has anyone got any suggestion as to where the problem might be???

The car has a braided hose fitted and has silicone fluid in the system.

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Could be the splines, which are impossible to get to with the gearbox on, but should work themselves free after several movements of the friction plate.

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Hi richard,

Sorry you are having problems. If it doesn't free itself off shortly then drop me an email [email protected] I may be able to help.

regards,

David Walters

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Thanks both,

Dave have taken you up on your offer and sent you an e mail

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I recon your slave piston has rusted due to standing/using silicone. Clutch splines play no part in the feel/performance of depressing the clutch pedal.

Steve

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Thanks for suggestions.

Is it possible to change the silicone fluid back to dot 4??

Would I have to just drain the system and replace or would it be best to flush with normal fluid ?? or is it not possible ??

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