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If you replaced the spring that connects the clutch cable and the fork on a 1989 Mustang LX and now the clutch needs to be adjusted how can you do this?

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2005-10-03 19:20:39
2005-10-03 19:20:39

If your clutch is connected by a cable it has to have a cable adjuster on or near the end (On my older mustang it was under the hood near the firewall). These are generally adjusted by loosening the lock nut(if equipped) then turning the adjusting nut one way or the other to achieve the proper freeplay. Generally, you want to end up with 1" of freeplay at the pedal; this allows for full clutch engagement at the top of the clutch pedal travel. Hydraulic clutches are generally non adjustable as long as the fluid is full and the slave & master cylinder are leak free.

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If it has a hydraulic clutch, I believe they can not be adjusted. When the pedal travel is no longer acceptable the clutch disc must be replaced.

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On a 1998 Ford Mustang : With the engine OFF - put your gearshift in first gear - put your foot under the clutch pedal and gently lift the clutch pedal until the pedal stops - slowly push the clutch pedal down - you will hear a click if your clutch needed adjusting and adjusted itself

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Sounds like clutch may need adjusted. Or maybe replaced.

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The clutch is a cable based. There is no fluid and there is no clutch cylinder. To adjust the clutch cable slip your foot under the clutch pedal and lift up. If you hear it click it adjusted itself. If not then it did not need to be adjusted or the clutch is worn out and there is no adjustment left. ========================================================== Just adding to the answer : Without the engine running put the transmission in 1st gear After lifting up on the clutch pedal press the pedal DOWN , SLOWLY Then if you hear a click noise the clutch has adjusted itself

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On a 1996 Ford Mustang : To adjust the clutch : - without the engine running , put your transmission in 1st gear - GENTLY , with your foot , pull the clutch pedal UP until it stops moving - SLOWLY push the clutch pedal DOWN all the way ( if you hear a click the clutch needed adjusting and has adjusted itself )

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No you can not because its a fluid clutch...i know some older civics could be adjusted but it's only cuz they are a cable clutch

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In a 1996 Ford Mustang : It has a cable operated clutch , it isn't a hydraulic clutch that needs fluid The procedure for adjusting the clutch is done every 5,000 to 6,000 miles - with the engine OFF , put your gearshift in ( 1st gear ) - put your foot under the clutch pedal and GENTLY pull it UP until the pedal stops - push the clutch pedal down SLOWLY - you will hear a click if your clutch needed adjusting and adjusted itself

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Your clutch is operated by a cable , it's not a hydraulic operated clutch on the 2000 Ford Mustang

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If your clutch is properly adjusted and your clutch brake doesn't engage, then your clutch brake is worn, and needs to be replaced. If you don't have 1.5 to 2 inches of free play in your clutch (this goes for both pull- and push-type), then you need to make that adjustment first and see if that rectifies the problem.

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The clutch pedal cannot be adjusted

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Actually , the clutch on a 1996 Ford Mustang is not hydraulic , it is operated by a cable so there isn't any clutch fluid

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The clutch pedal can be adjusted for height. There is no adjustment for the actual clutch on a 2000 Accent.

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It's a hydraulic clutch and can't be adjusted.

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Could be that the clutch needs to be adjusted ... try double-clutching and see if the problem persists. Could be also that the clutch needs to be replaced.

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Its a hydraulic operated clutch, so its auto adjusting. No manual adjustment. If the clutch is slipping, you need a new clutch plate.

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Actually , the clutch is operated by a cable , it's not a hydraulic clutch so there is no fluid

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Actually , the clutch is cable operated , so there is no hydraulic clutch fluid reservoir

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after the clutch master cylinder has been replaced.

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Actually , the clutch is operated by a cable so there isn't a clutch reservoir like there is on a hydraulic clutch


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