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Old 01-23-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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Clutch pedal position sensor removal and Tune

Hey Tom,

I got my tune yesterday and so far I am thoroughly impressed with the amount of torque my car creates at 3000 on up! I am also very happy my starts are smoother andthe powerband is like a hot knife through butter.

I did the "clutch pedal removal" mod when I first bought the car, where you tape down the plunger, and I noticed that my car hung revvs at about 2000 RPMs for like 20 seconds yesterday when I came around a corner and put in the clutch. I DIDN'T have my foot on the gas.

My question is, should I put it the clutch position sensor back to factory, you know, put it back on the car and un-tape the plunger. Will this mess up the tune since I loaded it in the car with the plunger taped down?

Will the car drive smoother?


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Old 01-23-2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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i'm just gonna put it back on and see how she runnnnns
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hey turbovation, is there a link on how to do the sensor removal i did a search and nothing came up. thanks
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"How To" Disable Clutch Pedal Position Sensor - SVT Focus

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Yes try it back stock

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Tom, I've had a couple of small glitches in my car since I put the tune on. I want to know if they are normal. This is what I noticed differently:

When I came around a corner my car hung revs at 2000 RPMS. I straightened out with my foot off the gas and on the brake slightly but it still hung right there for about 20 seconds until it went down.

Second, When I started my car this morning it hung revs at about 2100 RPMs for probably 10 seconds and then went down to about 1500 then I moved it about 20 feet and it hung back at 2100 RPMs.

Third, third gear doesn't seem quite as potent in the higher RPMs as it was before. First, second and fourth especially pull like a bat out of hell.

Could these be symptoms that I did not install the tune right?

When I installed it, at the very end of the installation process the screen said "pull keys out and start the car" and it had the "continue" button on the bottom. I didn't press continue before pulling out my keys. Could this mean that the tune was not properly installed? I'm thinking about putting it back to normal and reflashing it again. how many times may I do this?
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Give me a day or 2 and email me with a short take of what it is doing and i will send you another tune

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Pretty sure you're NOT supposed to tape the plunger down, as it is supposed to simulate the pedal always being pressed down.
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heh...probly true algorythm. I de-tuned my car tonight since I'm taking her in for a brake checkup tomorrow morning. had the brakepads changed a few weeks ago and the rear right one continues to squeel like a bitch...not what I paid 200 bucks for. ima put the tune on again when I get my car back and drive it for a week or so...may just need some time to get used to the way she drives.

edit: I think the car does indeed run more smoothly with the clutch pedal sensor un-modified.
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Yes, it is supposed to drive more smoothly. When the clutch is pressed in, the ECU turns the timing back a few degrees when you shift.

Now that I think about it, either I remember it wrong, or the way I'm doing it is wrong.

Either when you push it in (as in going from the plunger pulled in to pushed out), the ECU retards the timing, or when the clutch is just pushed in (just the plunger being out).
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