clutch pedal free travel, turn the nut to lengthen the
Hydraulic Clutch Adjustment
The hydraulically operated clutch shown in figure
4-10 is adjusted by changing the length of the slave
cylinder pushrod. To adjust a hydraulic clutch, simply
turn the nut or nuts on the pushrod as needed.
When a clutch adjustment is made, refer to
the manufacturer's service manual for the
correct method of adjustment and clearance. If
no manuals are available, an adjustment that
allows 1 1/2 inches of clutch pedal free travel
will allow adequate clutch operation until the
vehicle reaches the shop and manuals are
An automotive clutch normally provides depend-
able service for thousands of miles. However, stop and
go traffic will wear out a clutch quicker than highway
driving. Everytime a clutch is engaged, the clutch disc
and other components are subjected to considerable
heat, friction, and wear.
Operator abuse commonly causes premature
clutch troubles. For instance, "riding the clutch"
Figure 4-10.Master cylinder, slave cylinder, and connections for a typical hydraulic clutch.