Brake pedal - removal, refitting and adjustment

Removal
1 Working within the vehicle, remove the under-dash cover panel.

2 Extract the spring clip which connects the pushrod to the arm of the brake pedal.

3 Extract the circlip from the end of the pedal pivot shaft and withdraw the shaft with clutch pedal and the flat and wave washers (see illustration).

17.3 Brake pedal components
17.3 Brake pedal components

A Washer
B Bush
C Bush
D Washer
E Washer
F Spring clip
G Pushrod clip
H Pedal
I Pedal pivot shaft

4 Renew the bushes as necessary.

Refitting
5 Reassembly and refitting are reversals of removal and dismantling. Apply a little grease to the bushes when installing.

Adjustment
6 Although the braking system may be in satisfactory condition generally, it is possible that some drivers may feel that the brake pedal travel is excessive. The travel can be reduced in the following way if the upper surface of the pedal pad is less than 200.0 mm above the metal surface of the floor.

7 Remove the brake pedal as described above.

8 Remove the white plastic bush (see illustration).

17.8 Sectional view of brake pedal and pushrod
17.8 Sectional view of brake pedal and pushrod

A White plastic
bush
B Pushrod clip
C Pedal arm

9 Fit a new bush which is red in colour and will increase the pedal height. Once this type of bush has been fitted it will not be possible to refit the anti-rattle retainer. This does not matter.

10 Adjust the stop-lamp switch (Section 18).

    See also:

    Fuel vapour separator (models from 1985) - removal and refitting
    Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1 before proceeding. Removal 1 On SOHC models, the vapour separator is located on the left-hand side of the engine compartment. On CVH models, the va ...

    General Repair Procedures
    Whenever servicing, repair or overhaul work is carried out on the car or its components, it is necessary to observe the following procedures and instructions. This will assist in carrying out the ...

    Fuel computer components - removal and refitting
    Computer unit Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative terminal. 2 Undo the two instrument panel bezel retaining screws and ease the bezel out to release the lower clips. 3 Withdraw the compute ...