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Good afternoon everyone, I am stumped at how to remove the clutch pedal lever and shaft from my Giulia TI. I have loosened the bolt that holds the pedal to the shaft but the bolt will not slide out all the way from the base of the pedal. It will not clear the portion of the casting that has the hole for the bolt that regulates how far the pedal travels toward the rear of the car. Any suggestions?

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Mike:confused:
 

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It's a pain in the arse. Those pins are usually stuck pretty hard. I would suggest putting the nut back on the pin and tapping gently to see if you can persuade the pin to come out. I had to beat on mine pretty hard and damaged the threads on the pin. So care must be taken to not hit that thing so hard that you damage the threads. You might want to try the usual substances for "unfreezing" screws and nuts that are stuck hard.

Best of luck.


Good afternoon everyone, I am stumped at how to remove the clutch pedal lever and shaft from my Giulia TI. I have loosened the bolt that holds the pedal to the shaft but the bolt will not slide out all the way from the base of the pedal. It will not clear the portion of the casting that has the hole for the bolt that regulates how far the pedal travels toward the rear of the car. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Mike:confused:
 

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Some way to press, if you can do it, is better than beating on it. Try a large C clamp, or some kind of puller/presser if you have one. Definitely have the nut fully on the cotter's threads when you do this for best chance of not screwing up the threads.
If you do beat on it, one sharp rap is better than repeated medium pounding.
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I went through the same and finally got the pin out, but the shaft remained stuck on the brake pedal and I still have not gotten it out. I really want to get it off so I can lube and shim the play out of it. The problem is there is no straight line to be able to use a press or even get a hammer/punch in there with a straight shot. I have had it soaking in penetrating oil for days, but so fat no good.
 

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Gotcha. Heat? Brute strength and awkwardness, an old aircraft mechanic once told me, is key.
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I tried heat, serious heat too! Brute strength on a hard to replace hydraulic foot pedal assembly scares me!.....but it's coming to that.....maybe I will machine up a holding fixture to be able to more safely take blows at it.
 
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