It is either assembled wrong, a part is defective, it is not adjusted properly, or the linkage pivot is moving. If the pedal works normally at times and not at other times, a good suspect is a missing nylon "bearing" inside the tube that goes from the body to the transmission that is the linkage's pivot. There are two pieces to that part. If one fell out, how that tube rotates and stays in position is determined by where the one remaining part happens to be sitting at that moment.
If this is a high-performance or racing clutch, as I mentioned before, look for flexing in the body or pivot mount. This is more common on rusty cars. If the problem only occurs while driving, suspect a broken left engine mount. They were redesigned after 1972 so the engine could not lift up under hard acceleration when that mount was broken, but it can still shift enough to change the orientation of the clutch linkage.
Sunday, July 24th, 2016 AT 5:06 PM