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Clutch Linkage How do i adjust the clutch linkage

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    I am stuck in third gear



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I am sorry to inform you that there is no adjustment for the clutch on a 93 Mazda MX-3 in the 1.8 or 1.6 model. They are both hydraulic, which means that it keeps all the play out of it, on its own. The fluid fills up any slop at the slave cylinder. When the clutch starts to slip it is time to replace it. There is an adjustment in the pedal for free play and height, that's all.

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