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Old April 17th, 2015, 09:21 AM
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D90 Clutch pedal tightness

My left leg is getting a serious workout. Has anyone had any luck reducing the tension on the clutch pedal? As simple as replacing the spring?
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Old April 17th, 2015, 09:40 AM
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My left leg is getting a serious workout. Has anyone had any luck reducing the tension on the clutch pedal? As simple as replacing the spring?
I'm making the assumption that there is something wrong with clutch as my 95lb wife doesn't complain about this ...

Have you tried disconnecting the spring and seeing how easily it goes down? That should be the first step. If it's hard to depress the clutch then you need to get it looked at.

If it operates smoothly then perhaps some spinach and a few sessions at NYSC?
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Old April 20th, 2015, 09:06 PM
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Any other ideas (besides taking roids - thanks Jason).
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Old April 20th, 2015, 09:18 PM
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Is it a 95 that you have? It should have the later pedal box which is lighter than the earlier ones. Possibly something is wrong. Is there another truck in the area you can compare to?
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Is it a 95 that you have? It should have the later pedal box which is lighter than the earlier ones. Possibly something is wrong. Is there another truck in the area you can compare to?
yes- 95. I drove Keith's (Shep's) 90. It was shorter and looser than mine (that's what she said – Ha). But I've had no issues with my clutch slipping in the almost 4 yrs I've owned my truck. It performs great. It's just a lot of effort. Any ideas?
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is this under normal driving or is this an "i am stuck in a commute and my leg is killing me" from upshifting and down shifting? Has this always been a problem or did it begin in a measurable length of time?
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is this under normal driving or is this an "i am stuck in a commute and my leg is killing me" from upshifting and down shifting? Has this always been a problem or did it begin in a measurable length of time?
Always a problem as long as I have owned her. I wouldn't consider it a "major" problem. Just curious if anyone has dealt with it, and found a solution to modify for the better. Thanks all.
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Fit a td5 clutch pedal assy, as it has the over Centre spring (breakover) rebuild the master and slave cylinders, adjust pedal height. Your cylinder rubbers could also be swollen if the fluid has not been flushed in some time.

I have a rebuild left knee and do not any problems, unless stuck in Houston traffic.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 11:27 PM
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Fit a td5 clutch pedal assy, as it has the over Centre spring (breakover) rebuild the master and slave cylinders, adjust pedal height. Your cylinder rubbers could also be swollen if the fluid has not been flushed in some time.

I have a rebuild left knee and do not any problems, unless stuck in Houston traffic.
I thought the over center pedal box came out in 1994 with the 300TDI and so his truck should have it.
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If it is truly heavy and you have the later style pedal box, then I would first check that there is not a problem in the hydraulics. If not there, then maybe you have a heavy duty pressure plate or something.
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I have a HD diesel clutch assy in mine with the Td5 peddle box and it's really a easy push, the over Centre spring came out in 300tdi/td5 not sure of the years but wasn't it after 95????

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