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Sticky Clutch Pedal In Certain Circumstance


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I have a bizarre happening I need some insight on. About a month ago I replaced my slave cylinder, and three times since then a strange thing has happened. The circumstances are consistent:

1. First time the car has been driven in a few hours, if not days.

2. First movement of the car is in reverse, and I'm basically hardly even giving any gas, it's just reversing via the clutch being almost completely released with a touch of gas. (I'm probably going no more than 3 or 4mph)

3. When reversing out of my driveway slowly, the clutch pedal will all of a sudden feel rock hard, as though I couldn't depress it if I wanted to. Each time, instinctively, I've hit the brakes and at that very same moment the clutch pedal goes in no problem. 

This has never happened in a forward gear, and it has also not happened ever in reverse other than on the three starts mentioned above. Very weird. Any guesses as to what could be going on?

 

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Because of the apparent concurrent involvement with the brake pedal, I think you need to have a look at the base of the cluster where the pedals hinge.

 

1. There could be some object hiding behind either pedal.

2.  The pedal could be binding - they almost never get any lube, sit where there's a lot of grit, and if the clutch master leaked it has contaminated the area and it's certain to rust.

 

I really hope you don't have to remove the cluster, but if you do, make it real nice before you put it back and you'll never humbug with it again.  If you do it right. 

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