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 #49218  by Ronzuki
 Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:15 pm
That clutch pedal assembly has been an issue in the past. Time and use producing fatigue.

This is what happens when designers get too far away from the roots of what a car, or anything else for that matter, used to be and should be. No clue about what a clutch is, and what MTBFs for something of that nature, the mechanical non-wear items, should be. :ugeek: Hell, I doubt most automotive designers these days have even driven a stick shift. ever. For a real 3rd world experience, they ought to have a three-on-the-tree thrown at them to really confuse the shit out of them. :twisted: :lol:

MTs used to be THE most reliable, inexpensive, and trouble free method of moving down the road. Now we apparently don't have that any longer. Flimsy, crappy, fickle AT's, or, flimsy, crappy MTs....swell. Pick your poison. Progress!
 #49219  by KuroNekko
 Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:51 pm
My hunch is that the OP has a right hand drive. These models seem to have a manufacturing flaw with the clutch bracket that breaks over time. Most of these reports are coming from Australia.
The LHD models don't seem to have this issue. I don't think there is a single report of a Canadian or American manual Kizashi with a broken clutch bracket.
 #49220  by Ronzuki
 Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:38 pm
interesting...if that is true, I wonder what/why the differences in durability between the two.
 #49221  by KuroNekko
 Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Ronzuki wrote:interesting...if that is true, I wonder what/why the differences in durability between the two.


Hard to say for certain, but given they are on different sides, they would have different weld points, I imagine. Whatever it was for the RHD wasn't adequate but the LHD seems to be fine. I haven't heard of a single clutch bracket issue among LHD Kizashis but multiple issues from RHD models. Given that the OP referred to his odometer in KMs, I suspect the car is a RHD.
 #49222  by Mokachino
 Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:16 am
In response to SAEED

Not sure what that has to do with it, I'd assume the clutch pedal bracket in question is an OEM part. I have ordered a replacement through Suzuki's. Nothing after market, although after market would probably be stronger. Apparently it breaks quite frequently on the RHD models.
Last edited by Mokachino on Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
 #49223  by Mokachino
 Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:19 am
Also the difference between the RHD and LHD version is the brackets themselves. On the LHD version there's one bracket for both the clutch and brake pedal. With the RHD version, for some reason.. they've got individual smaller brackets for each pedal. Yes I am from Australia and have RHD Kizashi
 #49227  by Ronzuki
 Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Mokachino wrote:for some reason.. they've got individual smaller brackets for each pedal.


that'll make it weaker for sure. Maybe look at reinforcing the new bracket where the original was deformed before installing.
A common practice when replacing OE parts destroyed while off-roading.
 #49230  by Mokachino
 Wed May 01, 2019 12:20 am
Thanks Ron, that's exactly what we intend to do. Research tells me the most common cause of the break is a weak spot weld that snaps off. The plan is to make that weld a bit beefier before installation. Assuming it won't interfere with the placement at all.
 #49231  by Ronzuki
 Wed May 01, 2019 4:16 pm
Good luck w/ it. Maybe post-up some documentation and how-ya-did-it pics of the job so others can benefit from your pain :)