Nissan Stanza/200SX/240SX 1982-1992 Repair Guide



The clutch driven disc contains asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean clutch surface with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any clutch surface! When cleaning clutch surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

Pedal Height And Free Play

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

On all vehicles and clutch type operating systems, refer to the "Clutch Specifications Chart" for clutch pedal height above floor and pedal free play.

On all models with a hydraulically operated clutch system--pedal height is usually adjusted with a stopper limiting the upward travel of the pedal. Pedal free-play is adjusted at the master cylinder pushrod. If the pushrod is non-adjustable, free-play is adjusted by placing shims between the master cylinder and the firewall.

On all models with a mechanical clutch system follow the service procedure below:

  1. Loosen the lock-nut and adjust the pedal height by means of the pedal stopper. Tighten the lock-nut.
  3. Push the withdrawal lever (refer to the illustration of "B" area) in by hand until resistance is felt. Adjust withdrawal lever play at the lever tip end with the lock-nuts. Withdrawal lever play should be 0.08-0.12 inch (23mm).
  5. Depress and release the clutch pedal several times and then recheck the withdrawal lever play again. Readjust if necessary.
  7. Measure the pedal free travel at the center of the pedal pad.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Clutch adjusting points - 200SX

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Fig. Fig. 2: Clutch pedal free height and free play - 1984 Stanza

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Fig. Fig. 3: Adjusting clutch pedal - 1987 Stanza

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Fig. Fig. 4: Adjusting clutch interlock switch - 1987 Stanza