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Clutch Not Fully Engaging

Old 04-16-2012, 06:40 PM
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Hey guys, I was wondering, I've talked to my mechanic, rotary specialist, he did the last work on my car, but, upon getting my car back, the clutch would not engage in any gear, he told me that he would fix it for free (so long as I don't need a new clutch) if I bring the car back, another friend of mine told me that it could be fixed by adjusting the clutch pedal, I would like to try the adjustment first, but the mechanic says that would have no effect since it is a hydraulic clutch, I kind of trust both advice equally, but the adjustment seems more plausible, as, when the clutch is engaged in first gear, the car will actually roll, but I can press the clutch in and take away power, obviously, but it seems as if adjusting it the right way, by bringing the pedal back further, will engage the clutch more, I just need to know how I would go about doing this
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:12 AM
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it adjust the freeplay in the clutch pedal its either a 12mm or a 14mm wrench you are gonna need and your free play should be less then a half inch free play is measured when you press your finger on the clutch pedal and push until you get a little resistance and just adjust as needed
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:04 AM
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It is hydraulic, but you can adjust it. Just get your face down by the pedals, and you'll see the adjustment that RicerJ mentioned.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:00 PM
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had a similar issue with my na turbo ended up being the slave cylinder replaced both the master and slave for like 50 bux car drives great now
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:07 AM
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I had the same, but couldn't hurt to try the pedal first. Replacing the slave and master cylinders is pretty simple and straight forward.
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