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sp53
05-26-2005, 03:48 PM
This might sound like an obvious question, but when adjust a clutch pedal on a tr3 do you shorten the rod to move the pedal down or lengthen then the rod to move the pedal engagement point closer to the floor? I can never seem to get the slave cylinder to adjust by the book.
George

MGTF1250Dave
05-27-2005, 05:17 PM
Aloha George,

If you shorten the rod under the bonnet, you increase the amount of pedal travel before the rod engages the clutch master cylinder. Under the car, detach the return spring between the clutch operating arm and slave cylinder. The slave cylinder rod should be adjusted so that there is some play in it, about a quarter inch as I recall. If you can not move the slave cylinder rod back and forth by hand, it needs to be shortened. If the rod is to long, it moves the throughout bearing against clutch and will result in premature wear.

I had a problem adjusting my clutch pedal in the past. The root of the problem was the hole in the pedal that connects the master cylinder operating rod clevis. Over the years this round hole became an elongated slot. Welding up the slot and re drilling the hole solved the problem.

Safety Fast,
Dave