clutch pedal free travel, turn the nut to lengthen the housing.
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 available.
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.Continue Reading