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Hi all.

Does anyone know how to remove the Pedal Fulcrum assembly? I've tried shifting the assembly forward in the floor bracket (the part with the lightening holes that looks like a frame rail) so I can tilt the rear end up through the opening and then pull the whole thing out....but it won't move more than 1/4 inch forward or backward. I'm stumped.

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If I recall, you first remove the aluminum floor board cover plate, then the rubber gasket that slides over the pedals, then each pedal from the pivot shaft, then the pivot shaft assembly.
 

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Don,

That sounds about right. The aluminum floor board cover plate seems to be the one part I'm missing...and the gasket has deteriorated to almost non-existence...so those are non-issues. Problem is I can't seem to get the fulcrum to come up out of the hole. It'll move there in its pocket, but I can't clear the opening. It won't just lift straight out as the rear and front flanges that get bolted through the floor support keep bumping up against the edges of the opening. It must then, I assume, need to be shifted forward (or aft) and rotated out so that one flange will clear the opening, and the remainder will follow. Problem is that I can't get it to do that. The solution is probably more lubricant, more elbow grease, and more patience.

I'm starting to think that maybe a former airplane engineer helped design this bit, as it is common in airplanes to have a small opening through which a larger part is removed and replaced. In most cases I've come across, the part is only installed (or removed) one way, and if you don't know the trick to it, you'll never get it. I watched a mechanic back at Dyess AFB get demoted to shop sweeper and eventually booted after he destroyed an eight foot hydraulic line, and the KC-135 under-wing opening through which it was installed...all because he didn't know the trick to pulling it, and his refusal to ask for help.

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Have you removed the pedals yet? I'm pretty sure they come off before the mount comes out. Then, perhaps you slide the pin out after removing both pedals. I thought the fulcrum assembly went down, not up through the opening. Could be wrong I did mine about 6 years ago.
 

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Mine came out from the top as a whole assembly. I was also missing the aluminum plate and the gasket....along with the entire floorboard bottom ....and some of the angled floorboard.

Even with this clesr access to the petal assembly - it still took some time to get it out.

I have made the aluminum cover piece (still need final touchup ) and I think I made a second one - I could check. If you need one you can PM me.


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Trent,

As explained by Doug, you extract the whole assembly (2 pedal and axes) from the top. It is hard, you should insist.

Good luck.
 

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Was finally able to remove the assembly on some advice from the body shop. Put some heat to the "frame rail" looking floor support that the fulcrum sits in...not cherry red mind you, but pretty darn hot. Then, while it was cooling off, sprayed some PB Blaster in there. Right there before my eyes, the fulcrum assembly shifted (evidence that it was now loose) and I was able to pull it up through the floor. Turns out a healthy application of heat and lubricant have helped break loose a number of things on this car so far.

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Late to the party and fearing the worst. My brake/clutch pedal rubber gasket has deteriorated into nothing. I have a new one with tiny openings for the pedal shafts that I can’t imagine the pedal heads squeezing through. What’s the secret here? Heat the rubber gasket and stretch the hell out of the little holes to get it over the pedals? Remove the pedals from the shaft and add the gasket and then reinstall? Stretch a lot of Saran wrap over the hole, cover with the aluminum plate and get dinner?
 

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Boil rubber gasket.

silicone grease to the insides of the rubber gasket holes and exterior of pedals.

There's always time for lubrication, they'll all stretch a little bit, and it's worth taking time to get warmed up.
 
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Remove the pedals from the shaft and add the gasket and then reinstall?
Yes, that's the best way. It also allows you to clean and grease the bearings for the shaft. If I had to do it again, I would boil the gasket in water for 5-15 minutes, then apply silicone grease as Don described. Even then, don't have children around as they may learn a few choice words while you're working in getting the pedal stems through the gasket.
 
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Ok. Done. (With only a small tear in the brake hold—ugh). Thanks for the help.
 
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