2000 Hyundai Tiburon Last inch of clutch pedal hard to enga

Tiny
KENNYPOWERS
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  • 2000 HYUNDAI TIBURON
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 98,000 MILES
I have a 2000 Hyundai Tiburon with 98000 miles. At around 60000 miles I had a new clutch put in by Pepboys who did a terrible job. Took them a few days, there was a bunch of play in my shifter and clutch pedal only engage/disengage clutch within the last inch of pushing/releasing it. Had it taken to the dealer due to other noises, and they replaced the block due to a faulty cylinder and when I got it back all tranny issues were fixed and worked great. Between the and now Ive had to replace the master slave cylinder about 15k miles ago. Recently the last inch of my clutch pedal has been hard to push in. Up until that point it goes smooth as always, but getting to the floor from the last inch takes some decent pressure. It seems that this last inch is only engage/disengaging clutch as it was when I had gotten it back from Pepboys. I checked fluid, although very dirty, was about full. Any ideas?
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 AT 10:12 AM

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Tiny
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The rod from the clutch master may be adjusted all of the way out, so you are actually trying to push it in instead of the hydraulics. Try looking under dash at therod for the clutch master while depressing it to see if it is bottoming out.
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Friday, February 5th, 2010 AT 7:34 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the speedy reply. I finally had a chance to take a look under the dash with some light. I believe Im lookin at the right rod (going from the clutch pedal through the firewall, into the master clutch cylinder), but not really sure what I should be lookin for to happen or what you exactly mean by it bottoming out. Please excuse my ignorance. I dont know what it should look like if it were working properly of it was not adjusted right.

Is there a picture/diagram, or a little more detailed explanation that could help the mechanically handicapped understand? I know a little engine stuff, but my clutch/tranny knowledge is pretty much nill.

Thanks again for your time.
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Saturday, February 13th, 2010 AT 8:12 PM
Tiny
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I cant find any pics in my software. Look at the clutch pivot under the dash to be sure the bushing is intact. If so you may need to take it back to the dealer since they did the engine the clutch had to be removed from the flywheel. If it wasnt realigned properly it may have an affect on the travel of the throw-out bearing which could cause the pedal to be hard to push
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Saturday, February 13th, 2010 AT 11:11 PM

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