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I have a ‘65 289 C code convertible with a 3 speed manual transmission. I am changing out the clutch pedal because the hole for the clutch rod is badly worn and elongated. I also have clutch chatter. I’ve had a new clutch put in and that helped quite a bit—took out about 90% of the chatter. My question is, can a worn clutch pedal contribute to clutch chatter? I know most chatter comes from a warped clutch or a dirty clutch. But can a worn pedal that doesn’t have good motion cause chatter, too?

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Short answer...no.....worn clutch disc/pressure plate or oil/grease contamination on the flywheel are the primary causes for clutch chatter
 

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Also, just like brakes, it's a good idea to engage gently at first before really putting the beans to a clutch. You want to get some heat into it, let the mating surfaces get to know each other a bit. It's all too common for guys to go out and drop the hammer at 4k to 'see if it works right' the first time out, and that usually causes problems.
 

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Yes a worn pedal can cause clutch chatter if it was worn enough to change the adjustment or the binding caused heat because it would not release all the way.
 
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