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Clutch Pedal May Suddenly Fall to the Floor on Suzuki Sidekick

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The clutch pedal may suddenly fall to the floor due to a broken weld on the pedal pivot assembly. A revised clutch pedal assembly is available to correct this condition.

Problem Data
RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 141,708 (20,000–278,000)
Drive Trains affected: 4WD, Manual Transmission
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
40 people reported this problem
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My sons suzuki sidekick clutch pedal just fell to the floor. We cannot find the bracket arm ANYWHERE. we have searched junk yards, new stores ...well you name it...we cannot find it. If this is such a common problem, why cant we get it fixed??
Replaced master and slave cylinder and problem didn't get fixed. Could not shift at all. Finally a friend who works for a Suzuki dealer showed me what was wrong. Pulled out the part, had son-in-law weld it and so far it's holding.
JUST REPLACED CLUTCH DROVE FOR 2 DAYS WAS BACKING UP AND CAR DIED CLUTCH WENT TO FLOOR. SEARCHING FOR PEDDLE ASSEMBLY KIT.
tried to weld it back togewther and it broke again, im going to try finding it at a junk yard.
Releasing clutch is intermittent. Sometimes pressing the clutch releases and shift is ok. A few minutes later clutch won't release and can't shift into gear. Clutch, PP, throwout bearing, and cable replaced by previous owner.
On the way to birthday party, clutch pedal dropped to floor. Clutch pedal lever broken. I was able to get it off of the grooved shaft and will be able to get it welded. Believe this to be only a temporary fix. Need good new or used clutch pedal lever. Can send photo and diagram.

Respectfully,

Roger E Danielson (USN Retired)
Clutch pedal assembly has been repaired twice so far. Looked everywhere for a replacement without any luck.
The clutch pedal fell off and a shop welded it back on. Yesterday after about 6 years the weld broke and the pedal fell off again.
Just traded for it and they had problems, just said pump pedal? Is this a recall?
Yea, the pivit, or arm that holds the cutch master cylinder needs to be replaced or taken out and weld it and reinforce it.
We have a 1997 X90 in Canada.
(Btw, this site won't take a Canadian postal code so I borrowed the one for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave)

The weld failed on the clutch pedal at the pivot point .
One garage said it was only tacked (meaning amazing that it lasted this long) tried to re-weld it without success.
We will try welding the inside without adding material (tig?).
Alternatively, I have some ideas for altering the pedal to better engineer the point where the pivot post meets the pedal arm.
mj
The clutch pedal broke off the shaft on my wife's X-90. I took the pedal and shaft out and had a friend TIG weld the shaft on both sides of the pedal. It required a minimal amount of filing on the bushing side before I put it back in. Now it works great.