How To Adjust Clutch cable In 1989 Dodge Charger
This guide shows an easy way of how to adjust clutch cable in 1989 Dodge Charger. It may take a few tries to get the right adjustment, so set aside a few hours. If your 1989 Dodge Charger's clutch is "biting" too high or too low on the clutch pedal, then it needs to be adjusted. If it is a cable clutch, rather than a self-adjusting hydraulic clutch, it can be adjusted very simply. If you find that the clutch cannot be adjusted any more, then it means that the clutch plates are too worn and a new clutch is needed. Remember, when working underneath vehicles, you need to be very careful and wear eye-protection as oil or rust flakes can fall. Make sure the vehicle is secure on axle stands. Here is how to adjust the clutch:
The only tools you will need are two 12mm spanners.
- Firstly, jack up the car and secure it on axle stands or a car ramp.
- From underneath the car, locate the driver's side firewall (the opposite side of the cabin inside the engine bay). You will see a flexible cable protruding which heads to the gearbox. In between the gearbox and the engine block, the clutch is housed.
- The clutch cable can be seen going into the clutch housing with a rubber boot covering the bare wire.
- At the end of the clutch cable is a threaded section with a lock nut and adjusting nut.
- Using one spanner, undo the locknut and adjust the other nut with the second spanner.
- Once you have adjusted it until you feel some tension, tighten up the lock nut and lower the car from the axle stands.
- Test the clutch to see if you have sufficiently altered the "biting" point. If not, repeat the process until you are happy with it.