The distance between the fork and release bearing sounds excessive. I did a little research and found something of interest.
This vehicle came with either a 5-speed or 6-speed manual transmission. I looked at the exploded views and the clutch forks are different. If you have the 5-speed but the parts are for the 6-speed, the clutch fork appears to be flat. The 5-speed is curved. That would explain the excessive play.
Take a look at the two pics below. Pic 1 is the 6-speed and pic 2 is the 5-speed. It's just a theory, but it makes sense. If you got it from eBay, the parts could have been mixed up.
Also, I always like to keep the OEM parts in the vehicle. I guess I'm just getting old. LOL
Let me know.
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Monday, July 4th, 2022 AT 9:29 PM