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  • #16812

    carober
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    UK - England

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    Hi All,

    firstly thanks for letting me join your club.

    i have a few quick cars but after collecting my new 66 reg nitrous blue RS, this beats them all.

    done 300 miles now and impressed by them all. However when out in it today giving it a wee bit boot the clutch pedal stuck to the floor…. I had to knock into neutral and manually lift it up with my hand…. anyone any ideas what’s wrong. Car drives ok now.

     

    cheers

    craig

    #16816

    71-bda
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    UK - England

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    heard it happen on a few, i think the clutch master cylinder seal on the end of the piston inside distorts a little at the end of pedal travel and then lets the fluid past the seal and the pedal stays down, I think i’m going to put a fat carpet mat under my clutch pedal to stop me putting the clutch down TOO far ( not that that should be possible/or even a problem though) or it may be a dodgy batch of m/cyls.. Id go and mention it to the dealer anyway.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #69139

    Leisa Dabrowiecki
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    Australia

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    Happened today and you Must report this to Ford, they need to hear of this issue to collate whether this is a fault..

    The problem is the clutch pedal springs and to warranty a new pedal it must be deemed as a fault

    Service guy said he’d heard of it before and although it’s an easy fix ( lift up by hand ) the springs are not properly suited.

     

    #69152

    71-bda
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    UK - England

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    @ leisa , I do not think it is a problem that the spring is too weak to lift the pedal up,I think they have been changing the odd pedal assembly because they were unable to stop them squeaking ! some early cars had the pedal sticking down  and was cured with a new clutch master cylinder. I had the same problem with a few Volvo S60 D5 manuals doing the same thing a few years back.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #69237

    RossPeat
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    UK - Scotland

    Posts: 1

    its the clutch master cylinder. Happened to me (66 plate 4k miles) i went into ford i explained what happened and showed a video. Mines has been fine since.

    #69252

    red-leader
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    UK - England

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    Welcome Leisa,

    Nice to have you on board and happy motoring in the RS

    #69253

    red-leader
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    UK - England

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    Welcome to the forum Craig

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