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Old 29th February 2008, 23:50   #16
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This is DIY for simbali_sunny.Not for novices.
I'd suggest you take it to a knowledgeable mechanic.
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Old 2nd March 2008, 00:24   #17
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Today i took my car to the service station and found out the metal shaft and the clutch cable attached to it ,but he was very reluctant to adjust it, saying that it wil move some kind of bearing close to the flywheel and its not good for the clutch.
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Nonsense. What car do you drive and what position does your clutch release at right now. I will tell you how to DIY.
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Old 2nd March 2008, 00:38   #19
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Now thats what i call a bhpian's spirit.

ok mine is a swift vxi and the clutch engages at the last 10% while releasing.
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Ok that means you need to loosen the clutch. I hope by now you know the cable and the nut that is used to adjust it. At the end of the clutch cable there are two nuts. One nut has a semi-circular face and the other nut is a long one which is the lock nut. First you got to loosen the lock nut and then turn adjustment nut about 8 - 10 times anti-clockwise. Lock the lock nut back into place and see how the clutch is and keep adjusting it till you are happy with it.

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@vikram_d: ok i will try this out tomorrow and see if it works,
anyways thanx for replies.
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It will work. No doubt about it. It's just that you will have to fine tune it to your liking. To make the clutch release earlier, loosen it and to make it release later , tighten it. It's that simple.
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@vikram_d:will this make any change to the clutch pedal's position.
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Yes it will. Loosen to make the clutch release earlier and tighten to make it release later.
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@vikram_d: i meant will the clutch pedal height from the floor (when realeased fully) change after the adjusting.
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Yes it will. Loosening the clutch will make it release closer to its fully depressed position and tightening will make it release further away. Typically the clutch should release half way through the pedal movement.

OK am off now.

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man you are getting me wrong, when you take your foot off the clutch pedal it will come back and stay at a particular position, will that position of the pedal(when your foot is not on the pedal) change.
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Oh no that position will not change.
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In cars with low low-end torque, it will be difficult to perform this half clutch stuff. The engine will most probably shudder and stop in case of inexperienced drivers. The easiest way to do this is explained below:

Engage first gear with brake & clutch applied fully
start releasing the clutch slowly, until the engine shows a little bit of shudder
Immediately release the brake and press gas pedal, release clutch fully.
Thats it, and as simple as that.

Rookies may also use the parking brake, but it is not a recommended way.
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Quote:
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Rookies may also use the parking brake, but it is not a recommended way.
How can we use parking brake in similar situation? E.g. if you are in bumper to bumper traffic going upwards on an incline.

You have to move 3 - 4 feet forward and stop and ensure that car does not slide backwards while starting.
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