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Clutch Booster Spring Removal


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Are there any downfalls in removing the clutch pedal's booster spring (aside from a stiffer, more direct clutch pedal feel)?

I've done a few searches and couldn't find any info/DIY/photos on how to remove the spring. Any help would be appreciated also. Thanks.

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Are there any downfalls in removing the clutch pedal's booster spring (aside from a stiffer, more direct clutch pedal feel)?

I've done a few searches and couldn't find any info/DIY/photos on how to remove the spring. Any help would be appreciated also. Thanks.

I took mine off 4 - 5 years ago. Clutch feel and control is much better, Here is a picture of the pedal assembly. Booster spring is #13. Make sure you lock the spring in place by inserting a pin or nail in the piston sticking out of the housing BEFORE you remove it so the spring does not pop out of the housing.

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1999Porsche911 was of great help to me over there at Rennlist, but I must say that the whole experience for me was not as gratifying as it was for many others. I nearly lost an eye in the process and got nausea for a long time (all my fault of course).

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I did this mod last night after trying to figure out why *both* of my remote keys won't work any longer. :huh:

Took me a few minutes to get everything ready ( remove the vent piece and the cruise control switch ). Popped the C clip off without a problem. Used a screwdriver to move the pin to the side but ran into a little difficulty when I realized that the pin would not pop out of the housing. Had to depress the pedal a bit to get it to move the rest of the way and release from the pedal. Then had to figure out how to get the spring canister out of the mounting frame. Finally realized that I need to point the spring down while pushing the pedal down. This allowed enough room for the canister to drop free.

Cruise control is not quite working right. The pedal has just enough slop at the top to keep it of the switch, or at least keep it from fully depressing the plunger. I can put my toe under it and pull it up enough to allow the cruise to work. Definitely like the change in the pedal feel. More connected, less isolated and numb. My car is a daily driver so I've practiced enough with it that I was pretty much over the 1st gear stall / clutch slip problem. Although on some days there is still substantially more clutch slip than I would prefer. (Wonder if this is why 996's have a reputation for eating clutches?) The good news is that it is substantially easier to engage and disengage without over slipping. I also agree with some of the posts that say you can actually shift faster now.

It does take a little getting used to. There is a lot more perceived clutch pedal effort at first. Definitely won't be sitting at red lights with the car in gear and the clutch in (although that may be good since the idler pulley probably appreciates it)

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  • 10 years later...

Can someone please tell me how to get the pin/rod out of the clutch booster spring assembly for removal on my 2003 996?  The clip came off easy and I was able to push the pin to the left (towards drivers side tire) but it hits metal framing parts before it is clear to push all the way out.  Am I supposed to then push "up" out of the clutch pedal assembly?  I am concerned that I will snap off that part of the clutch pedal.

 

Please help..spent 2 hours yesterday on it and am still light headed from being upside down!

 

BTW... I have owned/worked on several 911's over the past 20+ years - this is an interesting one.

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