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TECHNICAL ISSUES => Renault 5 GT Turbo => Topic started by: tom on 21:00, Sun 28 August 2011

Title: stiff pedals ?
Post by: tom on 21:00, Sun 28 August 2011
rite is there a miricle cure for a bloody stiff clutch pedal and an even stiffer throttle and the cables and pedal box are free as a bird really confused ???
its a 1989 phase2 thanks
Title: Re: stiff pedals ?
Post by: tubbyG on 02:05, Mon 29 August 2011
Give it time, im sure most pedals on 5's are pretty stiff in comparison to modern cars, especially the clutch!!  Soon enough you will be used to it!!

Although I have heard of a soft pedal conversion for the clutch - not sure how it works though!!
Title: Re: stiff pedals ?
Post by: Ash-Lee on 09:53, Mon 29 August 2011
The clutch is fairly stiff, if you think it's too stiff it might be worth checking the cable isn't showing any signs of fraying. It's not uncommon for them to snap.

The throttle should be quite loose. Again check the cable but also check the throttle mech works smoothly on the carb.

The throttle also moves the accelerator pump jet on the carb, it's a rod held in with a small plastic grommit. I've known them break up and fall out, so check that moves smoothly as well. Last thing you want is the throttle jammed open.
Title: Re: stiff pedals ?
Post by: tom on 15:49, Mon 29 August 2011
sorted the throttle it was a sciezed choke cable and stiff as fook return spring
Title: Re: stiff pedals ?
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 17:55, Mon 29 August 2011
What clutch do you have in the car?
Title: Re: stiff pedals ?
Post by: tom on 19:25, Mon 29 August 2011
Quote from: "markey mark (bd)"
What clutch do you have in the car?

not sure its deffo uprated
i bought the car assuming it was fairly standard but am revieling quie a few goodies lol
Title: Re: stiff pedals ?
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 20:49, Mon 29 August 2011
If you have the Valeo clutch in there (Volvo 480 turbo one) they are always litle shiffer and snappy compared to a standard one. Only way to loose that feeling is to fit extended clutch arm or get use to it  :wink: