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YouTube - How to Adjust the Clutch on a Dodge Stealth or Mitsubishi 3000GT Non-Turbo: HD Video Tutorial

Hello again everyone,

Here's a video tutorial on how to adjust the clutch pedal on a non-turbo 3S car. The process is essentially the same on the RT/TT and VR4, just the pedal clearance at the top of the pedal is different (and documented in the video anyway).

The video is a 720p HD video, filmed with a Kodak Zi6 and edited in iMovie '09 on a MacBook. Some of the aspects of the video are a bit blurry, which is a consequence of having the camera so close to the work area. The more technical reason is that the camera has only two set "depths of field" (areas that it can focus on), and the work environment under the floorboard is just between them. I thiink the video still illustrated exactly what is needed to get yout clutch pedal adjusted properly and what tools/steps are needed.

Run time is about 6 1/2 minutes, and actual work time was aroud 1/2 hour.

The reason I looked into this at all was that my clutch was disengaging the instant I started to let it up off of the floorboard, which is not too good. It felt like it interefered with proper shift operation, and can cause premature wear on the transmission and its components. Along with getting the clutch travel corrected, it actually is a bit easier to push the pedal in now, which was likely the fault of the slave cylinder not being able to do its job with the clutch range out of adjustment.

Oh yeah, I blink a lot when I'm being filmed. Must be something to do with being on camera. Good thing I don't do that in person - would drive my family/friends crazy just to have to talk to me face to face. The point of the video is to share information, not get me lots of face time, so I'm sure it'll be OK.

Enjoy the video, and drop me a line if you have any questions - I'll be glad to try to help.

- Blaine
 

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I'll have to check and see if I need to do this on my SL.

Very good video leaves nothing out, very clear presentation, with style. Thanks, Blaine!
 

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Awesome!!! clean and well spoken vid. I was wondering how to do that, I always thought it was more difficult that is why i never even tried it. I am going to go check my car now and do it if needed. Thanks
 

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Really well made video, thanks! Something like this is what really deserves +rep in my opinion
I'll definitely take a look at any other tutorials you make, it's a great way to learn some basics:)
 

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Looks similar to how it's done on an evo. Any idea if it's the same for a TT, or what would be different? I'd actually like my pedal closer to the floor, with a little less travel.
 

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this is great! I just did it on my 3000GT base, now clutch works smooth! I am so happy because I thought that I need to replace my clutch... thanks!!!
 

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I just found your videos, and im very impressed on the quality of video and depth of explanation you go into. Im going to try and seafoam my engine when i get my new PTU and plugs, thanks for the guide:):):D
 

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great vid, very informative.
 
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