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clutch pedal woes by wheelhorse
Started on: 01-21-2015 04:39 PM
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Report this Post01-21-2015 04:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for wheelhorseSend a Private Message to wheelhorseEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello all, just purchased a 1984 Fiero 2m4 manual transmission. It's a great car, and I bought it for a song. I have had some clutch issues, namely the pedal has to be depressed all the way to the floor. Upon inspection, it has an all steel pedal which was apparently made in Canada, and an updated, threaded style clutch pushrod which was misadjusted.

There was a bushing, made of brass which is worn through, bit I can't find am adequate replacement. Also, i was wondering which direction the banjo "lobe" goes? -cheers!
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Report this Post01-21-2015 04:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ITALGTSend a Private Message to ITALGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Check out www.rodneydickman.com for the bushing... sounds like you already have his adjustable banjo.

The clutch pedal should be an inch or so higher than your brake pedal if the arm isn't bent.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong on this, but I believe the clutch banjo "lobe" faces down when installed.

EDIT: I was wrong. The correct position is with the lobe facing up.

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Originally posted by ITALGT:

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong on this, but I believe the clutch banjo "lobe" faces down when installed.


Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

The correct position for the lobe is up.
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Report this Post01-21-2015 05:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for johnt671Click Here to Email johnt671Send a Private Message to johnt671Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I second the reply that the lobe goes up.
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Report this Post01-21-2015 05:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Heh heh... sorry about that, ITALGT.
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Heh heh... sorry about that, ITALGT.


How dare you!!! j/k

Thanks for clarifying.

Shows you how long it's been since I've messed with one.

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Report this Post01-21-2015 06:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ITALGTSend a Private Message to ITALGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ha! This is kinda' funny.

After reading this thread, I went out and checked the banjo on my new daily driver Fiero and guess what; it's upside down.

Previous owner installed a new master cylinder at some point and must have reinstalled the banjo wrong.

I hope that all this helped you wheelhorse... let us know if you have any further questions and welcome to the forum!

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Originally posted by ITALGT:

Previous owner installed a new master cylinder at some point and must have reinstalled the banjo wrong.


There is nothing more damaging to a Fiero than... the previous owner.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

There is nothing more damaging to a Fiero than... the previous owner.


How bout a PO with a sawzall?
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How bout a PO with a sawzall?


Too funny!

I guess that would make him a POS... quite fitting, I'd say!

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How bout a PO with a sawzall?


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I guess that would make him a POS...


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Report this Post01-22-2015 10:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for wheelhorseSend a Private Message to wheelhorseEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Fantastic! Flipped the banjo over, adjusted the length, turned the bushing 180° (temporary fix) and WOW, what a difference! The clutch feels brand new, and is way more fun to drive! Thanks guys.

And yes, the po did lots of "electrical repairs" which have left me fixing on the side if the road. All repaired now. I can't wait for some dry roads to really enjoy this car.
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