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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 19, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch Pedal Firewall Air Flow

I have a ton of hot air coming through tne firewall where the clutch pedal goes through. I'd like to tighten it up to help the A/C stay cooler. We already tried a replacement of the rubber bushing/grommet but that's a fix that doesn't last but a month. I don't know if the hole is larger than it should be but you can easily see daylight. Has anyone else had a similar problem and come up with a solution?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 19, 04:52 AM
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Re: Clutch Pedal Firewall Air Flow

Never had a problem in decades using the correct boot for the factory hole. https://www.camarocentral.com/1967_1...l_p/clu-15.htm

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Re: Clutch Pedal Firewall Air Flow

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Never had a problem in decades using the correct boot for the factory hole. https://www.camarocentral.com/1967_1...l_p/clu-15.htm
X2. Sounds like you might have a butchered hole or incorrect boot. A boot was used, NOT a grommet.

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My car was finished about a year ago. I have replaced the boot twice since then. Bought them both from different vendors. The top keeps ripping off. Like they are dry rotted. Even put some superlube on the rod to help it slide. Just going to deal with it now.

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Re: Clutch Pedal Firewall Air Flow

all their rubber products must be rotten. I too give up on the clutch rod boot after replacing it twice along with the shifter boot that I replaced 4 times
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Re: Clutch Pedal Firewall Air Flow

The boots are junk, I gave up on them years ago, they all tore no matter what I tried.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 19, 10:23 AM
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Re: Clutch Pedal Firewall Air Flow

I quit using the one for a 67-69 Camaro because it kept ripping. Tried a few different brands. The fix for me was a boot for a 70 and up Camaro. Its been holding up great for over a year. GOODMARK GMK4021951705 https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...rod+seal,11029

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I have thought of those. Might try one this fall.

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Re: Clutch Pedal Firewall Air Flow

Have replaced my boot with reproduction. It is holding up but didn't fix the hot air. I found, while having the engine out, the steering column seal loose with a big gap. Fixed it with some sealing compound and the hot air is gone.

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Have replaced my boot with reproduction. It is holding up but didn't fix the hot air. I found, while having the engine out, the steering column seal loose with a big gap. Fixed it with some sealing compound and the hot air is gone.
Do you have the correct cover and seal for the steering column? I replaced mine when I swapped out the original column for a tilt. I don't see how any air can get through that thing....
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