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My car was originally a stick car, now automatic. I want to replace the assembly with a auto brake pedal only.

So I'm trying to remove the original assembly. I removed the clip on the end, the brake return spring, the pin that holds the master cylinder brake rod.

I can pull it apart so far but not all the way out. Is there something I'm missing or just not holding my mouth right. The pedals still move freely in their range of motion but won't come apart all the way to remove the two seperate pieces.

Is that all there is to it or am I missing something? Thanks for any help.
 

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Hi mdla,

The upper pivot shaft is part of the clutch pedal. The clutch pedal / shaft assembly should pull straight out the side of the pedal hanger. That in turn should allow the brake pedal to drop down out of the hanger.

First, check to see if there's still any linkage hooked up to the clutch pedal that could be keeping it from sliding all the way out.

The pedals pivot on nylon bushings. But after years of use, those bushings might have worn out and allowed the shaft to ride metal-on-metal on the hanger bracket. That could have worn grooves in the shaft, making it fetch up and not pull out as easy as it should.
 

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Thanks Ray, I figured that was it, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. You're probably right about it being worn.

I'll give it another try as soon as I can get back out in the garage. Too many distractions lately.

Mike
 

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I have a related question.

I pulled out the manual clutch/brake assembly (yes, it was a PITA)
and I have an auto bpa to go in its place.

how is this pedal held up? just the connection to the master cylinder?
with the clutch/brake setup it looks like the clutch rod holds both pedals and in place, but the auto assy does not have such a rod
 
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