1256 Clutch adjustment

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1256 Clutch adjustment

Postby vauxhallbitz » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:04 pm

Any tips on adjusting my new clutch, I tried the Haynes manual method by turning the bearing until it goes solid and then slackening off but the pedal is very high.....
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Re: 1256 Clutch adjustment

Postby 1972nail » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:30 pm

Is there a stop rubber buffer on the pedal box? It may be missing..... The pedal may be dropped a bit by fitting a hardwood or metal spacer inside the pedal box, then adjusting the cable as per the Haynes manual. I believe some people have made up and fitted a pedal height adjuster bolt which acts as a stop for the pedal.
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Re: 1256 Clutch adjustment

Postby vauxhallbitz » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:45 pm

Thanks for that, will have a look.
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Re: 1256 Clutch adjustment

Postby droopsnoot » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:37 am

Some later cars have a spring to keep the pedal down, though it must be coupled with an "always-touching" release bearing as it maintains tension in the cable.
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