In case anyone else runs into this, I believe I figured it out. You have to pry the plastic piece first out of the hole in the firewall. I used a screwdriver and slowly worked it out and pulled that end of the piece down while forcing the end nearer to me up. Eventually, I was able to squeeze the whole piece (with clutch pedal attached) out from between the dash support structure and the firewall. I'm headed to the dealer tomorrow to see if they have a replacement part.
My concern now is why this broke in the first place and what can I do to prevent another one from breaking. The clutch pedal is pretty hard to push. Could that be indicative of a bad master cylinder?
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 AT 10:54 PM