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How-to » Transmissions & Drivetrains » Manual » How to Adjust and Lubricate a Clutch Linkage
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Adjust and Lubricate a Clutch Linkage

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1
Road test the vehicle.
2
Locate the clutch pedal.
3
Check the clutch pedal for free play. Free play is the amount of pedal travel before you feel resistance.
4
Check clutch function while shifting gears. The transmission should shift smoothly. Listen and feel for any vibrations and noises.
5
Lubricate the clutch pedal linkage with white lithium grease as necessary.
6
The free-play is adjusted by means of a threaded rod which rides in the outer end of the clutch linkage at the transmission. This can also be a threaded rod attached to a cable.
7
To adjust the free-play, remove the clutch pedal return spring and loosen the threaded rod.
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Adjust the rod so there is zero free-play at the transmission.
9
Check the clutch pedal for free-play. There should be no more than 1 inch of free-play before resistance is encountered.
10
Tighten the rod locknut and install the clutch return spring.
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