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How to adjust the hydraulic clutch slave cylinder locknut that is under the dashboard

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The slave cylinder is bolted to the bell housing, its motion moves the throw out bearing. the master cylinder is connected to the clutch pedal. the adjustment will only take any slack out of the rod which is moved by the clutch pedal up against the piston of the master cylinder. it only needs adjustment if the clutch pedal has any slop in it.

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