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Old 12-05-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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Clutch adjustment

My clutch lets out at the top of its travel instead of the middle. Should i just take into a shop and have them adjust it? Or is there an easy way to diy.?
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:18 PM   #2
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Mines let out high since new.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:47 PM   #3
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There is no adjustment for a hydraulic clutch, and you can't even "cheat" by playing with the master cylinder pushrod because it's a solid piece that isn't adjustable either. If the engagement point has become progressively higher it means that your clutch is wearing out and will eventually begin to slip.
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Crap. Ok, time to start reading up on clutch replacement
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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T56 hydraulic clutches normally have high friction point, thats good. Hydraulic TO bearing also compenstates for wear, so no matter clutch disc wear it won't affect the travel of the clutch pedal.`
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so just cause its catching at the top doesnt mean that its starting to wear out perse
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:01 PM   #7
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Check out the clutch TSB on the 2004's this is one of the symptoms I think


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Mine engages in the top 2-4" of the pedal. The car has 10.5K on it. I can't remember what it did when it was new, but I have burned my clutch pretty bad once or twice. It isn't slipping yet.
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The only clutch that adjusts itself is the LS7 clutch.
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There is no adjustment for a hydraulic clutch, and you can't even "cheat" by playing with the master cylinder pushrod because it's a solid piece that isn't adjustable either. If the engagement point has become progressively higher it means that your clutch is wearing out and will eventually begin to slip.

+1 Worked that way for me. Check your hydraulic fluid level and the cleanliness of it.






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The only clutch that adjusts itself is the LS7 clutch.
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ours does too. when i took my Spec 3+ shim out it engaged right near the floor board. after a bit it adjusted to the top again. the slave is like a piston that pushes out from the fluid being pumped into it. when the engagement is near the floor it's because it has had to extend out a long ways. after the fluid gets pumped into there it doesn't get pushed back up to the reservoir because the pressure plate fingers only push back so far. on subsequent travels it "pumps up" to the normal point. i put a "clutch crutch" on mine so it engages "near the floor" and near the top which made it easier to drive. it's not really any nearer the floor. it's just that the throw has been shortened.
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