Figure 3. Checking Clutch Pedal `Free Travel'
(4) If inspection indicates clutch pedal 'free travel' is
less than 1/2", immediate adjustment of the clutch pedal
linkage should be made to restore proper 1 1/2" 'free
travel' Fig. 4. This 1" pedal 'free travel' normally
results in 1/8" clearance between the clutch release
(5) If excessive free play is present in the clutch
Figure 2. Checking Dimension `A'
pedal linkage due to worn parts, the worn parts must be
replaced. Excessive wear of the release linkage may
give a false impression of the actual amount of release
CLUTCH RELEASE TRAVEL CHART
Excessive clutch pedal 'free travel'
Bearing Travel Type
disengagement while insufficient
15" Single Plate
clutch pedal 'free travel' will cause
slippage, and short clutch life.
CLUTCH PEDAL ADJUSTMENT
Never wait for the clutch to slip before making a
(1) Keep the clutch pedal in proper adjustment by
frequent inspection of the clutch pedal 'free travel' which
is the first easy movement of the clutch pedal.
(2) Check clutch pedal 'free travel' with hand to be
positive that 'free travel' is a result of actual release
bearing clearance and not caused by worn linkage. Fig.
(3) Proper clutch pedal 'free travel' is approximately
1/2". The gradual reduction from this amount is a
normal condition caused by wearing of the facings.
Figure 4. Adjusting Clutch Pedal Linkage