626 clutch question

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Old 03-09-09, 04:37 AM
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626 clutch question

2002 626 5 speed. When a new clutch is put in the car, where is the engagement point regarding the clutch pedal?
At the top or at the bottom of pedal travel?
 
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Old 03-09-09, 04:43 AM
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The clutch engage point can be adjusted to your personal likes. Most people have about a midpoint for engagement. You don't want it to be at the extreme ends of the travel.
 
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I was thinking about buying a 2002 626 5 sp and the 'owner' said the clutch was just replaced 2 months ago, but the pedal travel was all the way to the top before engagement--so I thought he might have been BS-ing me. I didn't know travel could be adjusted. The clutch seemed fine, just way at the top.

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Old 03-09-09, 07:30 AM
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That may or may not indicate new clutch. You could look for evidence that the tranny had been removed as additional clues.
 
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with a hydraulic clutch if the flywheel is turned when the clutch is replaced the engagement point will be closer to the top. Most hydraulic clutches now days are not adjustable as far as engagement point.
 
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Haven't had to deal with one in a while. There's no adjustment at the slave? My older Toys with stick always had an adjustable actuator rod.
 
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Not sure about the Imports but I do not know of an american car with an adjustable slave. Some (like Ford) even have the slave in the bell housing making trans. removal necessary to replace it. Another better idea??
 
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Yeah, I always shake my head at the inside slave cylinder design. They never considered that it would eventually leak and need replacing?
 
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