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Clutch does not work

The clutch on this truck does not engage until pedal is at the very top. Clutch assembly is 4 months old. Can this be adjusted

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A clutch needs freeplay.
But it only needs a half inch or so.
So if there is that much freeplay, leave it.
You want as much clutch travel under pressure as you can get.
If there is not at least a half inch freeplay, then you either lengthen the cable by shortening the sheath adjustment, or shorten the clutch master cylinder rod.

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If the shifting is difficult when cold, then put the transmission in neutral and let the clutch out when you warm up the engine.
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2. now behind the clutch pedal, there is a pushrod. and on that pushrod, there is a locknut, loosen that locknut. Now turn the pushrod in or out to get the desired height and stroke at the clutch pedal. 

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Once you set it, tighten the locknut on the pushrod. With the clutch pedal released, turn in the clutch pedal position switch untill it contacts the clutch pedal. then turn it an additional 3/4 to 1 turn. And tighten the locknut.

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