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Old 06-08-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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Adjusting the Clutch

Anyone know how to adjust the clutch on a 2000 v6 ?!?! any help is appreciated.
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Re: Adjusting the Clutch

There are two ways to do it - The main way to do it is just put your foot under the clutch pedal and lift up.. Then push the clutch pedal down, and it'll self adjust to the best position..

The other way definitely works better (same effect as pulling up on the clutch pedal, however you can take it a little further) but there is risk involved if you go too far and drive it like that (TOB damage, not fully releasing, etc..) so I won't detail that unless you're really interested..
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Re: Adjusting the Clutch

if its real floppy you can do what was said above, I generally like a half inch of play pushing in before the clutch slips (rpms jump up while holding gas constant in X gear going down the road)
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Re: Adjusting the Clutch

What's this other way you speak of?
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Re: Adjusting the Clutch

If you lay facing down and poke your head/upper body under the dash, take your right hand and put it above the gas petal on the clutch quadrant then push in the clutch with your other hand. Pull the quadrant outwards toward the back of the car and down (it wont really move you are are just getting ready to hold the quadrant against the movment its about to take)

ease out on the clutch petal slowly and the quadrent will "click" (quite noticable) do this a couple times. The slack is taken up now a bit, adjust as needed by testing via driving (ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE HERE!!!!)

go 55mph hold the gas petal constant with your foot, ease in the clutch and if the rpms dont jump up till you are pushing in the clutch 3/4 of an inch~ then you should be good to go. The clutch petal should be firm at the top~ but remember not to tight@

If you ever shift really hard (slam the clutch petal down) or lift up on the underside of it it will unadjust itself
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Re: Adjusting the Clutch

Thanks a lot spector i will try that out
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If you lay facing down and poke your head/upper body under the dash, take your right hand and put it above the gas petal on the clutch quadrant then push in the clutch with your other hand. Pull the quadrant outwards toward the back of the car and down (it wont really move you are are just getting ready to hold the quadrant against the movment its about to take)

ease out on the clutch petal slowly and the quadrent will "click" (quite noticable) do this a couple times. The slack is taken up now a bit, adjust as needed by testing via driving (ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE HERE!!!!)

go 55mph hold the gas petal constant with your foot, ease in the clutch and if the rpms dont jump up till you are pushing in the clutch 3/4 of an inch~ then you should be good to go. The clutch petal should be firm at the top~ but remember not to tight@

If you ever shift really hard (slam the clutch petal down) or lift up on the underside of it it will unadjust itself
I would say do NOT NOT NOT do this a couple times to start with, you can and will damage things if you go too far

One notch is enough to make a noticeable difference, 3+ is usually overkill
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Re: Adjusting the Clutch

I'm sorry Spector but I have to do this, I just read a post without a single period so I'm taking it out on you.

Petal vs. Pedal

Yes I am being the spelling and grammar police.
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SpectorV worked like a charm. appreciate the info
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Re: Adjusting the Clutch

On my 01 v6 (seems for some reason it needed more adjustment than other cars~) had TONS of flop. It took 3 clicks for mine~ so as said always test and make sure you didnt take up to much slack.
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It took 2 on mine. But it works great now.
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