ISSUED 9/17/82


CATEGORY:      TECHNICAL

ATTENTION:     ALL DMC DEALERS/SERVICE MANAGERS

SUBJECT:       ADJUSTABLE CLUTCH LINK - MANUAL TRANSMISSION



Reports have been received that difficulty in achieving
full clutch disengagement is being experienced on some
vehicles.  This difficulty is generally experienced when
engaging first and reverse gears after the vehicle has
reached operating temperature.

If this condition exists, proceed as follows:

Bleed the clutch hydraulic system to ensure there is no
air trapped in this system using the following technique:

A)  Check the  clutch fluid level and fill if required.

         NOTE:   Brake fluid with a DOT 4 or higher
                 rating MUST BE USED.

B)  Attach a bleed tube to the bleed screw (8 mm) on
    the clutch slave cylinder and place the other end
    of this tube in a container holding clean brake
    fluid of the same rating.

         NOTE:   Make sure the bleed tube stays sub-
                 merged in the fluid.

C)  Open the bleed screw and slowly but fully depress
    the clutch pedal to the floor, close the bleed
    screw and slowly release the clutch pedal.  Repeat
    this step a minimum of six (6) times and until all
    possible air is purged from the system.

         NOTE:  When performing the above step, make
                sure the reservoir level does not be-
                come so low as to draw air into the
                system at the master cylinder.  Top
                up as necessary.


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D)  Fill the clutch fluid reservoir (DOT 4 or higher)
    as required.

         SPECIAL NOTE:

         Pressure bleeding (Similar to brake bleeding)
         may be performed.  However, because the clutch
         reservoir to master cylinder feed hose is se-
         cured with pinch-type clamps, only very low
         pressure should be used to avoid the feed hose
         from disconnecting.

If clutch disengagement difficulty is still experienced
after bleeding, an adjustable clutch link assembly may
be installed to overcome this problem.  This adjustable
link has been introduced as a service fix only if bleed-
ing does not correct the condition.  This adjustable
link will provide extra clutch pedal travel thus provid-
ing addition clutch movement.

Reimbursement

Submit a DMC Service Transaction (General) using:

    Transaction Code:           20 (Warranty Claim)
    Component Code:             44013
    Labor Operation No:         03440
    Labor Time Allowance:       .3 hr.
    Part Number:                133188 (Kit -  Unassembled)

                                Kit includes:

                 Qty         P/N          Description

                  1        113289         Rod, Threaded
                  2        SP10145        Nut, Lock
                  2        113290         Clevis
                  2        SP10913        Pin, Clevis
                  6        SP106637       Washer

Please inform all personnel concerned.





J. J. Patro
Technical Publications Manager

JJP/rmr




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            Adjustable Clutch Link Installation

The clutch pedal stop bolt and weld nuts must be removed
to permit the pedal to be raised.  To carry out this
operation, the following procedure should be observed
(Figure 1).

A)  Remove and retain the two (2) spring clips (SP10115)
    securing fixed clutch rod.  Remove the fixed clutch
    rod.

B)  Remove both clevis pins.  It may be necessary to
    carefully lower the steering column to gain access.

       NOTE:  Care must be exercised not to damage
              the steering column.

C)  Unscrew the 10 mm clutch pedal stop bolt from the
    top of the pedal box and discard.

D)  Using a hammer and sharp chisel carefully shear off
    the 10 mm clutch stop nuts welded on both sides of
    the pedal box (Figure 1).

E)  Assemble the adjustable clutch link (Figure 2) (Part
    Number 133188).  Adjust both clevis ends evenly on
    the threaded rod so as when the link is secured the
    clutch pedal is 20 mm (3/4") higher than the brake
    pedal (Figure 3).

F)  With the link adjusted and positioned install the clevis
    pins.

G)  Reinstall spring clips to retain clevis pins, and
    tighten lock nuts.





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