Mechanics

CLUTCH ENGAGES LOW AFTER COLD WEATHER

1995 Acura Integra • 330,000 miles

Since the temperature has dropped the last few days my clutch is engaging much lower than it did just a week ago (almost at the floor). This was literally the morning after one night that was quite cold and rainy. I noticed this started happening last winter to the point where I could barely shift, until one day after a mechanic was doing some other repairs (he must have done something because the point was back up to normal when I got it back) and it was great all summer until this cold night. What could be the issue?
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Tannner
October 7, 2011.



Make sure the clutch fluid is full and clean.

CLUTCH PEDAL TRAVEL & HEIGHT
Loosen lock nut "A". See Fig. 1. Loosen clutch switch until plunger no longer touches clutch
pedal. Loosen lock nut "C". Rotate clutch pedal push rod to obtain specified pedal travel and
height. Tighten lock nut "C".
1.
Turn clutch switch inward until it contacts clutch pedal, then turn it in another 3/4 - 1 full turn.
Tighten lock nut "A".
2.
Loosen lock nut "B". See Fig. 1. Loosen clutch interlock switch. Measure clearance between
floor board and clutch pedal with clutch pedal fully depressed. Release clutch pedal.59-
.79" (15-20 mm) from fully depressed position and hold it there.
3.
Adjust position of clutch interlock switch so engine will start with clutch pedal at this position.
Turn clutch interlock switch inward an additional 3/4 - 1 turn. Tighten lock nut "B".

Rivermikerat
Oct 7, 2011.