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Replace 6MT clutch pedal bushings?

Has anyone had to do this before? Apparently two of the bushings on the clutch pedal are pretty much destroyed, and the dealer's quoting $240 to install $8 worth of parts. I'm looking at the FSM and can easily see how if you follow those steps exactly, it's about 2 hours of labor.

However, I think I can see how it might be done without removing the clutch master cylinder if I used a C-clamp or something similar to hold the master cylinder piston in place while removing its bolt and bushing. I've never actually tried doing anything like this before, so I might be way off-base.

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Re: Replace 6MT clutch pedal bushings?

Never had to think about it. But, if this goes in my FJ.... I'm f'n done with this thing. LOL

Actually, the clutch bushing went in my mr2. Apparently a common problem. It was a major PITA to get to. It was plastic from factory and I replaced it with a metal bushing. No more squeek when depressing the pedal.

Is that your problem? Squeeky pedal?

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Is that your problem? Squeeky pedal?
Precisely the problem. The FJ apparently has 3 different bushings in the clutch pedal assembly, and you have to break it all the way down to replace them. Since it's a hydraulic clutch, that involves draining the fluid like between the clutch master and slave cylinders, removing the master cylinder, changing the bushings, re-installing the master cylinder, and bleeding the lines.

Trying to figure out how to avoid all of that.

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Re: Replace 6MT clutch pedal bushings?

I haven't done them in the FJ, but I have done them in a 4runner. It was a PITA becuase of lack of space as mentioned above. I didn't do anything with the clutch master that I recall. I believe I just un did the clevis from the pedal. I haven't looked at how the FJ is set up though.


Edit: Even if you have to unbolt the master from the fire wall you shouldn't have to drain it. The lines should give enough to get you the clearnce you need.
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Re: Replace 6MT clutch pedal bushings?

That doesn't sound right. The pedal isn't welded to the cylinder and the pivots are inside the cab. but, like I said.. I haven't really looked at it. Are they plastic/nylon bushings?

I used to hit mine with that stuff to make doors stop squeeking. It would cure it for awhile.

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I haven't done them in the FJ, but I have done them in a 4runner. It was a PITA becuase of lack of space as mentioned above. I didn't do anything with the clutch master that I recall. I believe I just un did the clevis from the pedal. I haven't looked at how the FJ is set up though.


Edit: Even if you have to unbolt the master from the fire wall you shouldn't have to drain it. The lines should give enough to get you the clearnce you need.
Hopefully you're right and they're the same. I was just going based off what the FSM said to do, which I'm sure isn't always the best way.

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That doesn't sound right. The pedal isn't welded to the cylinder and the pivots are inside the cab. but, like I said.. I haven't really looked at it. Are they plastic/nylon bushings?

I used to hit mine with that stuff to make doors stop squeeking. It would cure it for awhile.
They're nylon bushings I believe. I've had both a dealer and a different repair shop look at it, and they both said that the bushings don't just need lube...they are actually cracked and falling apart.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to remove the panels to where I can actually reach the upper bushings on the pedal, and having a hell of a time with the damn instrument panel register (the vents). They're supposed to pull right off, but mine appears to be anchored with a near-inaccessible screw.

https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...-assembly.html

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Re: Replace 6MT clutch pedal bushings?

before I started a new thread, thought I'd try resurrecting this one... Has anyone replaced this yet? Creaky/Squeaky clutch pedal was driving me crazy...Took it to the dealer last week...they couldn't find what was wrong with it...so they slathered grease ALL over the whole clutch pedal assembly and called it a day. After taking a little closer look at it, I think what I need is listed as 31301P on this page: CLUTCH PEDAL & FLEXIBLE HOSE. Fits: FJ CRUISER | ToyotaPartsOverstock.com

After a cursory look, it doesn't seem all that hard to switch out. Just thought I'd see if anyone else had some insight. THANKS!

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...After taking a little closer look at it, I think what I need is listed as 31301P on this page: CLUTCH PEDAL & FLEXIBLE HOSE. Fits: FJ CRUISER | ToyotaPartsOverstock.com

After a cursory look, it doesn't seem all that hard to switch out. Just thought I'd see if anyone else had some insight. THANKS!
That is precisely the bushing that was causing the squeak for me (I'm the OP that started this thread :]), and it wasn't hard to replace at all. Mine was so bad that the bushing fell apart in my hand when I pulled it out. You just have to be careful that you're putting the bushing on the other end of the spring (part 31353 on your diagram, I believe) back in correctly. I'd recommend taking a photo of its orientation before disassembly first, just to be sure. It wouldn't be a terrible idea to go ahead and replace that 31353 bushing while you're at it.

1. Remove the spring (31301R)
2. Remove the two bushings it was hooked into
3. Slather the new bushings with grease
4. Place bushing 31301P back in its channel on the pedal
5. Hook bushing 31353 back onto the spring in its original orientation
6. Work bushing 51353 (with spring attached) back into its channel the upper bracket
7. Work the spring back into the channel on bushing 31301P

It will help if you have someone else available to sit in the driver's seat and depress the clutch pedal for you to take load off the spring. Also, pro tip: move the driver's seat all the way back to give you more room to work.

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Re: Replace 6MT clutch pedal bushings?

Thanks for the help Sile! Seems easy enough. Ordered the parts and will let you know how it works out.

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Re: Replace 6MT clutch pedal bushings?

Reviving old thread, props to those who ventured a solution without removing the clutch pedal assembly. For me, 31301P bushing was totally shot and was clearly the source of the awful squeak. 31353 was in good shape for me at 140k miles but was only a couple of bucks so I replaced it at same time. I also had ordered the spring itself just in case it was implicated in the noise. Upon removing the old one, I don't think it was problematic and could be re-used.

I will add that Sile's write up is extremely helpful. I don't know that I'd call it "easy", getting the spring back in place was a pain but doable pretty quickly. I will add, I don't know how you would fit someone's foot/leg down there to depress the clutch pedal AND have room to work. I found a pretty easy way to use a c-clamp to hold the clutch pedal down against the floor stop, creating the same clearance and making spring reinsertion easier.
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