On 1986-89 Excel models, a mechanical clutch linkage system in which clutch actuation is controlled by a cable from the clutch pedal is used. On Elantra, Scoupe and Sonata, the clutch cables are actuated hydraulically. On the 1990-93 Excel, manual transaxles are available with both cable and hydraulic actuating systems.
The clutch assembly consists of a single dry disc and a diaphragm spring pressure plate. The throwout bearing is controlled by a shaft mounted horizontally in the clutch housing.