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Clutch adjustment

Does anyone know where the clutch adjustment is on this car? I want to tighten up the clutch and so far I have found no info on it. Also where is the shifter adjustments? I want to get rid of a little of the "slop" in the shifting and it would rock if someone could tell me how. I know they are on there somewhere I just don't know where! (because they have to be for it to work on different cars because no 2 cars are exactly alike! )
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Re: Clutch adjustment

As far as I know, the only way to tighten up the shifting is TWM short shifter or Steeda's Bracket. For the clutch, maybe some new fluid?
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Re: Clutch adjustment

[quote author=CJLee89 link=topic=157927.msg3366959#msg3366959 date=1255408609]
As far as I know, the only way to tighten up the shifting is TWM short shifter or Steeda's Bracket. For the clutch, maybe some new fluid?
[/quote]

I already have that but I know for a fact that there are manual adjustments on each of the shifter levers and one for the clutch also. I just can't find the damn thing anywhere. I know its there and the fluid is always full on my car, it NEVER goes under the full line.
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Re: Clutch adjustment

I'd recommend you bleed your clutch. If it's the original fluid then it's starting to go south, brake fluid lasts about 3 yrs. I bled my clutch in '07 and used DOT4, it feels/works like new.

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Re: Clutch adjustment

Its all new, I want to tighten it up to race specs without having a new clutch. I replace all fluids when I buy a new car regardless of whether it needs it or not.
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Re: Clutch adjustment

[quote author=Seasonalskier link=topic=157927.msg3396883#msg3396883 date=1257112612]
Its all new, I want to tighten it up to race specs without having a new clutch. [/quote]

not to be an ass but dude its a 4 banger..
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Re: Clutch adjustment

[quote author=Seasonalskier link=topic=157927.msg3367321#msg3367321 date=1255444294]
[quote author=CJLee89 link=topic=157927.msg3366959#msg3366959 date=1255408609]
As far as I know, the only way to tighten up the shifting is TWM short shifter or Steeda's Bracket. For the clutch, maybe some new fluid?
[/quote]

I already have that but I know for a fact that there are manual adjustments on each of the shifter levers and one for the clutch also. I just can't find the damn thing anywhere. I know its there and the fluid is always full on my car, it NEVER goes under the full line.
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You can adjust the position of the rods depending on where the arm is indexed, but you can't change the throw or range of the clutch plate itself, so there isn't a "clutch adjustment" per se, it's a hydraulic clutch. Like the others said, try bleeding it, or change the fluid.
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Re: Clutch adjustment

[quote author=07BronzeFuz link=topic=157927.msg3404049#msg3404049 date=1257466439]
[quote author=Seasonalskier link=topic=157927.msg3396883#msg3396883 date=1257112612]
Its all new, I want to tighten it up to race specs without having a new clutch. [/quote]

not to be an ass but dude its a 4 banger..
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"Dude" you obviously don't know the people that are on here. We like our cars, we REALLY like our cars. My 4 banger can hold its own with 6 cyl Mustangs. (it beats them often in auto-x, watch Slater) This car is fun...if you think its 'cool' to mock people because they like their car and want to personalize it to what they like you are obviously in the wrong forum.


[quote author=chargersfaninco link=topic=157927.msg3404103#msg3404103 date=1257467814]
[quote author=Seasonalskier link=topic=157927.msg3367321#msg3367321 date=1255444294]
[quote author=CJLee89 link=topic=157927.msg3366959#msg3366959 date=1255408609]
As far as I know, the only way to tighten up the shifting is TWM short shifter or Steeda's Bracket. For the clutch, maybe some new fluid?
[/quote]

I already have that but I know for a fact that there are manual adjustments on each of the shifter levers and one for the clutch also. I just can't find the damn thing anywhere. I know its there and the fluid is always full on my car, it NEVER goes under the full line.
[/quote]

You can adjust the position of the rods depending on where the arm is indexed, but you can't change the throw or range of the clutch plate itself, so there isn't a "clutch adjustment" per se, it's a hydraulic clutch. Like the others said, try bleeding it, or change the fluid.
[/quote]

I know it hydraulic but still usually there is an adjustment for that thing to avoid a sloppy shift. Maybe I am just thinking of an older system (I am used to 90's manuals) and have to re-learn how the new system works.
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Re: Clutch adjustment

[quote author=Seasonalskier link=topic=157927.msg3405065#msg3405065 date=1257523779]
[quote author=07BronzeFuz link=topic=157927.msg3404049#msg3404049 date=1257466439]
[quote author=Seasonalskier link=topic=157927.msg3396883#msg3396883 date=1257112612]
Its all new, I want to tighten it up to race specs without having a new clutch. [/quote]

not to be an ass but dude its a 4 banger..
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6 cyl Mustangs.

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^^^ thats a problem in its self. Its like why even get a mustang, know for being a muscle car and get a 6 cyl.. I was not knocking your car. I have a 4 banger my self its pretty peppy. be nice if it came with a supercharger like my mazda millenia did. Now that car would haul some serious butt for a 2.3l
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