Ok, I willl try to describe it as best as I can.
The free travel means the amount of clearance before the push rod pushes on the master cylinder piston. If it requires the clutch pedal to travel far before it pushes on the master cylinder piston, the clutch pedal would be verly low and you would not get sufficient movement of the clutch fork to release the clutch completely.
Loosen the push rod lock nut and lengthen push rod by turning it out until a slight resistance is felt, indicating there is no free travel of the push rod. Turn the push rod back 1/2 a turn to get the free travel and relock the locking nut. Retry if the clutch works.
If your clutch master cylinder is not equipped with any adjustment for the push rod, then you need to check the pedal height.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 11:19 AM