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Clutch pedal is hard to press.

1990 Alfa Romeo Spyder hydraulic clutch system. The clutch pedal is hard to press, feels like an old cable type with a frayed cable inside the housing. Pedal returns fine.

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  • thomas maclean Oct 05, 2013

    entire clutch kit fitted. new cable mechanisim. pedal not hard, its normal, but the pedal wont come back up on its own all the time, it usually needs a little assistance



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This problem is caused when the clutch disk is worn out, it takes much more force to depress the clutch with a worn out disk, and yes a defective cable can cause this but that is less common.

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