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Old 02-11-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Clutch Pedal Linkage?

New SVTF owner here. I'm 400 miles from home and a plastic linkage to my clutch pedal broke.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76410871@N07/6857467091/

It connects onto a bolt/nipple on the clutch pedal and goes down into this guy:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76410871@N07/6857466575/

You can see the broken plastic on the top right of the picture, extruding from the middle of the circular black unit.

Any idea what this is? After calling the dealer and saying I needed a new cable (or just the linkage), he told me there's no such thing as a cable that connects to the pedal...is it a rod? I have no clutch now, though I can get it into gear while I'm moving. I need help quick! I think I may be able to drive it home, but I need my car back to normal again. Any idea where I can get this part, how hard it is to install, or if I should just get it done by someone with more expertise than myself? Thank you for the help, in advance.


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Old 02-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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That's the clutch master cylinder. The plunger broke off. That's an odd break. Was the car shifting fine prior to breaking? Usually they leak, I've never seen a plunger crack off like that.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I ended up taking it to a dealership, as I didn't have many other options. There was a crunch a couple of times before it broke...not sure if it started a crack or what, but it wasn't pleasant when it finally went.
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but it wasn't pleasant when it finally went.
lol. I bet it wasn't
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The new master cylinder will come with a new plastic arm and that is the only way to fix it. The reason the plastic arm breaks is it normally just slides over a steel pin that is stuck through the side of the clutch pedal arm and welded with one small tack weld. It the tack weld breaks, the pin can flop around in it's hole and that misalignment breaks the plastic arm. This is rare, but it happened to me and some others. The pedal box and pedals are normally removed to change the master cylinder and with the pedal out of the car, it's easy to place the pin squarely in it's hole and put a good solid weld over the back side of it so it's permanent. A dealer may want to order a complete new pedal to fix this, but that's a waste. Some have fixed this by putting a bolt in the hole, but I would try and arrange for the pin to be reinserted in the hole and welded.
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that metal pin broke off my pedal linkage years ago, fixed it with at bolt and lock nut...$2 at home depot ftw!!!
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