Kia_Sephia_Rio_Spectra_Optima_1998-2006

Adjustments

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Pedal Free-Play



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Depress the clutch pedal by hand until resistance is felt. The free-play should be as follows:
    1. Sephia and Spectra: 0.12-0.20 in. (3.0-5.0mm).
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    3. Rio: 0.35-0.59 in. (9-15mm).
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    5. Optima: 0.2-0.5 in. (6-13mm).
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  5. If the free-play is not correct, loosen the clutch master cylinder pushrod locknut and turn the pushrod to adjust.

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    Fig. Clutch pedal measurement and adjustment points. (A) and (B) are for adjusting the pedal height, while (C) and (D) are for the free-play adjustment

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Pedal Height



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Measure the distance from the upper surface of the pedal pad to the carpet.
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  5. The distance should be as follows:
    1. Sephia, Spectra and Optima: 7.83-8.15 in. (199-207mm).
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    3. Rio: 7.67 in. (195mm).
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  7. If the distance is not as specified, loosen the locknut on the stopper bolt or switch.
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  9. Turn the switch or bolt until the distance is correct, then tighten the locknut.

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    Fig. Clutch pedal measurement and adjustment points. (A) and (B) are for adjusting the pedal height, while (C) and (D) are for the free-play adjustment

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