Since new the clutch pedal must be hard against the firewall to release the clutch. The transmission is hard to shift into first or reverse apparently because the clutch is not releasing all the way. The clutch may be dragging even with the pedal depressed but not enough to cause the truck to move.
Just before the warranty expired, Chevrolet replaced the clutch hydraulic slave cylinder on the transmission. For "a while" the clutch was fine and then I realized the clutch linkage was self adjusting back to the too tight condition. At 5,500 (yep, fifty five hundred) miles I am back to the old problem of having to push the clutch pedal hard against the firewall to shift the transmission into first or reverse.
I have a 4.3 liter five speed and since new there has been the problem of having to push the clutch pedal into the floor mat to get the clutch to disengage. The dealer said that was normal.
Now with 27,000 miles, the guy I just sold it to is refusing to accept the same diagnosis of 'this is normal' and is insisting that I fix it. So far, I have replaced the clutch master cylinder with no change.
Can I put a shim in the clutch system somewhere to get the clutch to disengage with less pedal travel? Can I lengthen the rod between the pedal and the master cylinder to get quicker disengagement?
Is there a fix?
have the same problem?
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 AT 11:26 PM