Step 1:Remove the footrest.Unscrew the 5 screws holding the aluminum plate, then the 2 plastic screws holding it to the floor.
Step 2:Remove the fuse box.Clips hold it in, be careful taking it out.
**These steps are not required, but will make the adjustment easier.
Step 3:Locate and mark the adjustment turnbuckle.Don’t skip this step!
Step 4:Loosen the locknut that holds the turnbuckle bolt in place.
Step 5:With the turnbuckle loose, turn it towards the driver’s side of the car.Only turn it 2 complete turns, any more and you can have negative results.
**I would say counter-clockwise, but if you were up-side-down, it would be the other way!
Step 6: Tighten the locknut securely.You may need to use a medium sized screwdriver to hold the assembly in place while you tighten.
Now with it adjusted, time to test before you put everything back together.
With the car in an enclosed space put it in neutral. Listen for our famous clutch/flywheel chatter with the clutch up.Depress the clutch, and the noise should go away.If you depress the clutch and you can still hear the chatter, you’ve adjusted the turnbuckle too much!With the car off, make sure you can go into every gear.If all is well, take it for a test drive.
You’ll notice that the clutch “feels” different.From a stop, it should be MUCH less jerky.After a little joyride with your new car, reinstall the dead pedal and fuse box in the reverse order.
I would also recommend a clutch fluid replacement.Use a good DOT 4 synthetic.Simply remove the old fluid with a syringe, and add new.Pump the clutch about 20 times, and repeat until the fluid is totally clear.
Note- This procedure if not done correctly can and will cause premature failure of the transmission resulting from misadjustment, if the clutch will not fully disengage. If the pedal is sticking to the floor or not fully returning this is not a fix for this incident. In this case replacement of a fluid control device may be needed and it is recommended that you have it professionally evaluated.
Edited by SteveTheTech