Can I adjust clutch engagement position in Accord 2000?

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Old 12-29-15, 12:12 PM
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Can I adjust clutch engagement position in Accord 2000?

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Yet another problem with my old Honda Accord 2000 (manual, 4cyl, sedan LX). Thanks for all the previous help here!

My clutch disk began slipping. Before I replace it, I wonder if I can improve things with adjustment. I have this car since 2007, went from 93K to 160K, and the clutch was always very "high" meaning that I had to release the pedal almost all the way before it would begin engaging. Now it began slipping but I wonder if it is not just the disk but something not adjusted properly, I think it should engage around the middle of the pedal play but it never did.

I have the Haynes repair manual but it is not clear from it: it suggests adjusting the pedal height (not it) and the pedal freeplay (also not it I don't think).

Can I adjust the pedal position where the contaact between the disk and the engine begins? Move it closer to the middle of the way between fully pressed and fully depressed?

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Old 12-29-15, 12:44 PM
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Is it a cable driven clutch mechanism or hydraulic ?
 
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Old 12-29-15, 03:48 PM
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It is hydraulic. Does it help me or hurt me?
 
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Old 12-29-15, 03:57 PM
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Hydraulic will have no adjustment. Sorry. Make sure the system is completely bled properly and filled. It may help, but no adjustment. Sounds as if you have a clutch plate that is worn out.
 
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Thank you, PJMax and chandler.
 
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Old 02-08-16, 09:53 AM
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It looks like I'll be replacing the clutch disk, either by myself or at a shop, not sure yet. I'll open a separate thread about that.

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