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How do I adjust the clutch on Suzuki Vitar, manual, V^ 2 ltre 1997

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Clutch is hydraulic. that means there is no adjustment. if it is slipping it is time to replace it.

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  • mark_pugh181 Oct 21, 2010

    I know the clutch is hydraulic. It is not slipping at all it's just that the pedal has approx an inch of play before depressed and the clutch starts biting quite soon after starting to release the pedal. I've had this problem before with other cars and it's been adjusted.. Can anyone advise please.

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per Alldata.com $15 a year.
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