Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Adjustments

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Some models are equipped with a mechanical clutch system, which is adjustable. Other models are equipped with an hydraulic system, which is not adjustable.

CABLE ADJUSTMENT



The clutch cable can be adjusted at the cable bracket where the cable is attached to the side of the transaxle housing.

  1. Remove the circlip and clamp.
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  3. Slide the cable end in the direction desired and then replace the circlip and clamp into the nearest gutters on the cable end.
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The cable should not be stretched out straight nor should it have right angle kinks in it. Any straightening should be gradual.

  1. Check the clutch for proper operation.
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PEDAL HEIGHT



Adjust the pedal with the return stop bolt, so that its pad is on the same level as the brake pedal pad.

Check to be sure that the stroke of the pedal is 5.04-5.43 in. (128-138mm). Check the clutch release fork stroke. It should be 0.67 in. (17mm).

FREE-PLAY ADJUSTMENT



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Adjusting clutch free-play-mechanical clutch

  1. Remove the clutch fork return spring and loosen the locknut on the fork adjusting nut.
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  3. Turn the adjusting nut (wingnut) until a release fork free-play of 0.14-0.18 in. (3.5-4.5mm) is obtained.
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  5. Tighten the locknut.
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  7. Check the pedal free-play. It should be one of the following:

    1985-87 (2WD-Non-Turbo, 1600 and 1800 engines): 0.12-0.16 in. (3-4mm)
     
    1985-87 (2WD/4WD-Turbo, 1.8L engines): 3-4mm
     
    1987 (1.2L engine): 2-4mm
     
    1988-92 1.8L and 2.7L engines, 2WD except turbocharger-0.08-0.12 in. (2.0-3.0mm).
     
    1988-94 1.2L engine-0.08-0.16 in. (2.0-4.0mm).
     
    1988-96 2WD/4WD turbocharged, 1.8L, 2.2L and the 4WD 2.7L engine-0.12-0.16 in. (3.0-4.0mm).
     

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  9. Adjust the pedal free-play, as necessary, with the pedal adjusting bolt.
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