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Clutch adjustment clutch doesn't start moving the car until the pedal is almost back the original position

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  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    The same thing is happening in my 93 lx 4-banger, I heard its auto-adjusting cable but also heard theres a way to adjust, I also thought about the clutch going out.

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I had a similar problem on my 88 mustang.  The stock set up has two  adjustable parts called the quadrant and the paul.  You can find them by getting underneath the steering wheel and looking up.( In a very uncomfortable position.)  When you move the pedal watch for the quadrant to move, and that's how you locate it.  Pull the clutch pedal towards the seat, and push on the quadrant to reset it.By doing so, the clutch should adjust itself where it needs to go, the next time you push on the pedal.  I ended up replacing mine with a Steeda aluminum quadrant and clutch adjuster, because the two stock pieces are plastic and broke on me.

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Theres is no clucth adjustment on my 88 2.3 litre mustang, father-inlaw bought $450 replacement cable to replace original but they WERE NOT the same length! Dealership swore it was the correct model and part. So he cut and welded the arm on the transmission that the cable is attachted to and shortended the arm instead of the cable! Runs like new!
Best of luck

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

Sound like your clutch is going it happened to me with my first clutch i have a 88 mustang firstcar still but many problems but yeah not sure.

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