Prado 2013 query

Submitted: Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 at 22:01
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Is the clutch pedal hard to lush in .
Son has hilux drove daughter's Prado said hilux is as light as a feather son said you need two feet to push the Prado in.
Cheers thanks in advance
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Reply By: axle - Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 08:50

Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 08:50
G/Day Reggy 2

I would be thinking clutch master cyl, or slave cyl, if not maybe something going on with the pressure plate.


Check the easy ones first.


Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Athol W1 - Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 09:24

Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 09:24
Reggy

I would be looking at the existence (or otherwise) of the heavy spring that is often fitted to the clutch pedal.

These springs operate on an over centre principle, and whilst the pedal is up they hold the pedal against the stopper, but movement of the pedal about 30mm they are then an assist spring, pushing the pedal to the floor. They are normally fitted under dash and go from the pedal to a solid mounting high up under dash.

The other common cause would be a cracked diaphragm in diaphragm type pressure plates, however this usually also results in clutch slippage.

Hope this helps.
Athol
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Reply By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 09:45

Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 09:45
I have a 2007 Prado, I went from a Jackaroo with a light pedal to the Prado.
I was initially surprised at the force needed to operate the Prado but soon got used to it.
It might be your daughter has a stronger left leg. Lol.
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Reply By: Erad - Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 14:41

Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 14:41
Is it possible that your son's Prado has a heavy duty clutch fitted to it? If so, the pedal load is probably going to be a lot higher than standard.
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Reply By: Deejay - Saturday, Jan 09, 2021 at 17:51

Saturday, Jan 09, 2021 at 17:51
Seems to me you've lost your 'power assistance' provided by the clutch master cylinder booster. See if the vacuum hose from the engine has come off or has a split in it. Failing that, the diaphragm inside the booster may have a split in it.
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