Corvette 1997-2005

Adjustments

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the flywheel inspection cover.
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  5. Have an assistant depress the clutch pedal until the tension is released from the stepped adjusting ring.
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  7. Using 2 screwdrivers, rotate the stepped adjusting ring counterclockwise until fully adjusted out.
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  9. Continue to hold them in this position and have the assistant release the clutch pedal.
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  11. Remove the screwdrivers.
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  13. Install the inspection cover. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).

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    Fig. Rotate the stepped adjusting ring counterclockwise to compress the springs

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Place the clutch pressure plate, flat surface down, on a press.
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  5. Compress the pressure plate diaphragm spring fingers until tension is released from the stepped adjusting ring.
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  7. Hold 2 screwdrivers, or other suitable tools, and place them against 2 of the 3 stepped adjusting ring tension spring stops (1), just ahead of the adjusting ring tension springs.

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    Fig. Rotate the stepped adjusting ring counterclockwise to compress the springs

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  9. Using the screwdrivers, rotate the stepped adjusting ring counterclockwise, compressing the tension springs, until the adjusting ring steps are fully adjusted out, then continue to hold in position.
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  11. Release the press pressure from the pressure plate diaphragm spring fingers.
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  13. Release the adjusting ring tension spring stops.
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  15. Remove the pressure plate from the press.
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