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Subaru forester stiff clutch pedal

Clutch pedal is hard to push down

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SOURCE: clutch pedal is very heavy to push down

If the clutch in your car is hydralic there is no way to adjust that type of clutch. That you describe the clutch as being hard to push and that you have to have the clutch "right down on the floor to engage a gear" is an indication that the clutch is worn and needs to be replaced. If the clutch in your car is pushed by a cable, the cable might be adjustable and if that is the case you might get a few more months of use from the car, but the fix is still the same, you will need to get a new clutch put in your car.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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it is a dirty throttle plate. $280 is an absolute ripoff for a cleaning, it is about 10-15 minutes of work. They are probably quoting replacing the throttle body which about a $150 part.

Got to Autozone and get "CRC Throttle Body Cleaner". Remove aire inlet hose at throttle body with a screwdriver. Spray a *small* bit onto throttle plate, use clean rag or qtips to remove gum/varnish. Spray pivots and also clean around perimeter of the plate. Take it to an independent mechanic if you are unsure of the procedure.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: clutch pedal too hard too push in

pressure plate problem

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SOURCE: need to replace the clutch in subaru forester. any

just use your inteligence and pull the gearbox out ,make sure you make a clutch alignment tool with a broom handle and also make sure you push the gearbox right home on refitting and dont pull it in with two long bolys

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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1. If the clutch operating system is not hydraulic, but work with a cable, unhook the cable from the clutch fork and test the ease of movement. Clutch cables can sieze up due to rust and/or lack of lubrication.
2. If the clutch operating system is hydraulic, bleed the system. If it is easy to bleed, you can take for granted that the master cylinder and pedal box bushes are ok. Master cylinders can also become stiff due to a bent pushrod.
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