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    POINT, bad adjustment can wear out the throw out bearing. I checked mine by pulling on the cable. At about a half inch deflection, I could hear the release bearing hit the fingers of the pressure plate. If you have moved the engagement point to high, it will cause the bearing to be touching the pressure plate's engagement point. The bearing is supposed to be stationary when you let off the pedal completely.

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    When its not raining ill check adjustment again to make sure im not riding the bearing.

    So far so good. Its only knotchy when cold (expected)

    Alot better now shifts more "flat" (thats the best describer i have for how it was before vs now)

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    My clutch feels a little bouncy.... Going to have the dealership check that one....

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    Ionno I think the position is perfect by default. The only car I hate the clutch position on that mitsu makes it the evo x. Just god awful your heel cant even rest on the floor ever its so damn high up.

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    I can't say I've ever really disliked the clutch pedal engagement position. I've just gotten used to it fairly quickly.

    Having the option to move it is always nice though.
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    I just did this on my GF's Mirage and will test drive the adjustment soon. I adjusted it the way I would adjust a clutch on the Geo Metro. I leave just a tiny amount of play/wiggle in the lever so the cable isn't under any tension when you let off. I know this will move the engagement point closer to the floor.

    One thing I notice is that the adjuster doesn't have any way of locking into position. The Metro ones have a half round in the but so you have adjustments of 1/2 turn and it can't back off on its own. Can these back off on their own?

    Conor

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    I missed one crucial step and forgot to drink beer haha. I popped the hood to see what tools I'd need.. none? Nice! Adjusted and it's so much better, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwatkin View Post
    One thing I notice is that the adjuster doesn't have any way of locking into position.
    I recently found a reference to a bushing protrusion which is to mate with a recess in the adjuster nut to hold things in place. I'll have to look for this in mine.

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    Service manual: clutch adjuster

    The service manual has these instructions for adjusting the clutch pedal.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2015 Mirage Service Manual



    CLUTCH PEDAL CHECK AND ADJUSTMENT

    1.Turn back the carpet etc. under the clutch pedal.

    2.Measure the clutch pedal free play. Standard value (A): 11 - 16 mm (0.4 - 0.6 in)

    3.If the clutch pedal free play is out of the standard range, while pulling the clutch cable on transaxle side in the direction shown by the arrow, turn the nut so that it contacts the bushing protrusion. Return the nut to reach the nut recess nearest to the point contacting the bushing protrusion, and the protrusion into the nut recess to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deleted user View Post
    POINT, bad adjustment can wear out the throw out bearing. I checked mine by pulling on the cable. At about a half inch deflection, I could hear the release bearing hit the fingers of the pressure plate. If you have moved the engagement point to high, it will cause the bearing to be touching the pressure plate's engagement point. The bearing is supposed to be stationary when you let off the pedal completely.
    This is why I cant finish my clutch cable adjustment as I don't know how to tell if what im doing is correct or not. Hope you guys where my neighbours to help me fix this.


    @Eggman

    2.Measure the clutch pedal free play. Standard value (A): 11 - 16 mm (0.4 - 0.6 in)

    3.If the clutch pedal free play is out of the standard range, while pulling the clutch cable on transaxle side in the direction shown by the arrow, turn the nut so that it contacts the bushing protrusion. Return the nut to reach the nut recess nearest to the point contacting the bushing protrusion, and the protrusion into the nut recess to fix it.
    how do I measure the clutch pedal free play? Sorry im so noob for this

    My car still at our front gate waiting to be fixed haha..


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