Lotus Elan

Brake and Clutch Pedal

PostPost by: Johnny America » Sun Jun 09, 2024 2:47 pm

Haven’t driven my car for a while and noticed when I depress the brake pedal the clutch pedal also moves down a bit.

Not enough to cause any clutch slip. So is this normal?

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PostPost by: 661 » Sun Jun 09, 2024 2:55 pm

Pedal box probably needs a clean and a grease. I suspect it will only move a small amount which is slack space normally taken up by the spring. It shouldn't be of a high enough friction to overcome any pressure plate movement.
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PostPost by: alanr » Sun Jun 09, 2024 6:08 pm

No, Not normal.
Seems like you have some stiction in the pedal shaft. You may for the time being get away with a squirt of WD40 or similar up into the pedal box shaft but long term you need to remove the pedal box and remove the shaft and rectify/lube accordingly.

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