Stuff Clutch Pedal?

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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Stuff Clutch Pedal? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Made a road trip from San Antonio to Houston this weekend (about 200 miles one way...100 degrees out). I always ...
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    Stuff Clutch Pedal?

    Made a road trip from San Antonio to Houston this weekend (about 200 miles one way...100 degrees out). I always use cruise control on trips. A few times, I had to downshift due to traffic and noticed that my clutch pedal was super stiff. It seemed to happen the longer into the trip I was.

    The last trip I made was to Dallas last month (roughly 600 miles round trip...high 90s ambient temps), and I didn't have these issues.

    Had the clutch replaced in March 2011 under warranty. Everything was replaced...plate, wheel, disc, slave. Had the clutch juice flushed in February this year. Both at Caddy dealerships.

    Some quick details: I've driven it around short distances since, and no issues. It's my daily driver, and I drive like a granny 99% of the time. I'm very conservative in my shifts from a stop to keep RPMs low (save gas) I'm driving a semi...shifting every second it seems. Two separate occasions last winter, I ran it down the track (about 10 runs total). At the track, Jekyll comes out. "Conservative" goes out the window, but it results in good runs.

    Thoughts? Seems to be a varying cause depending on the car...ultra hot fluid, bad disc, bad slave. Figured enough of you have encountered it in a V1.

    Thought about doing the LS7 clutch, but really wanted to put it off, save the $, and get into a V2 by the end of the year. Now my face hurts because this is bothering me. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Stuff Clutch Pedal?

    While you're waiting for owner responses, DRod, I wanted to let you know I'm available via email at if you would like me to ever set up an official service request (case) for you regarding your specific concern and follow up with your dealer on your behalf. I'm very sorry to see this frustration has persisted for you!

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    greg12m3 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Stuff Clutch Pedal?

    i would start by checking fluid level and fluid contamination. Next, check for any places along the clutch hoses for swelling or restrictions, in order to diagnose this your going to have to look for whats right and not wrong, and hopefully through the proccess of elimination find your issue.

    Ls7 clutch is an awsome mod and i would highly recommend it along with balancing the flywheel if you go that route. i didnt and i have to hit myself in the head everytime i pass 2200rpms

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