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How to Adjust the Clutch in a Mitsubishi Eclipse

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There is a definite order of steps one must follow when attempting to adjust the clutch of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. Jumping directly to adjusting the pedal could cause unintended problems with your clutch down the road.

Step 1

Check the level of the clutch fluid in the Mitsubishi Eclipse's reservoir. Top it off if necessary, and pump the clutch pedal a few times in order to restore the pressure in the hydraulic lines.

Step 2

Bleed the system if the clutch adjustment is unchanged after filling the reservoir. You might also want to check for cracks or leaks in the reservoir as well.

Step 3

Test the Mitsubishi Eclipse to see whether the clutch is dragging. Put the car in first gear on a flat surface, step on the clutch and rev up the engine to about 74,000 RPM. If the vehicle stays put, you're good. If it creeps forward, however, you must go on to the next step.

Step 4

Loosen the nut on the master cylinder at the top of the clutch pedal assembly, and turn the rod clockwise a full turn. Have someone lie beneath the can and push on the rod of the slave cylinder. Keep on turning the rod until the person cannot push the slave cylinder's rod any more.

Step 5

Reverse the rod of the master cylinder 1/2 turn, and have the person push on the rod of the slave cylinder again. Keep on reversing 1/2 turn to the left until the person can successfully push the slave cylinder's rod. This should be the adjustment Mitsubishi Eclipse's clutch needed.

Replace the clutch assembly if nothing else works.

Items you will need

  • Clutch fluid
  • Wheel blocks
  • Wrench
  • Pliers

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