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Hyundai Santro clutch adjustment

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Sep 2, 2013, 5:42 AM

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Hi friends
I drive Hyundai Santro Xing XP model 2004 Petrol and it has completed 58000 kms. Recently there were problems in changing gears and i got the clutch cable replaced with new. It worked fine for couple of days but later same problem reappeared. It was impossible to put gear into 1st or 2nd and i had to start the car straight from 3rd gear. Also gears had become tight like before, and changing gears while in motion was a pain and required lot of effort. The local garage mechanic suggested he will need to open the gear box assembly to check gears. As i didnt hv much time, i asked him to provide a faster alternative. He simply put his hands inside bonnet and adjusted clutch cable setting, and now clutch feels as good as new and gear change is a cakewalk. It was done in less than a minute!

Can anybody suggest how to adjust clutch cable tightening, or is there a nut assembly which can be loosened or tightened if same problem appears again.

Thanks in advance.

Hammer Time
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Sep 2, 2013, 6:31 AM

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Re: Hyundai Santro clutch adjustment Sign In

If the problem appears again, then something else is wrong. Once it adjusted it should remain that way. Something else is happening if that adjustment keeps having to be moved.

We don't have that vehicle here in the US so I can't supply anny specifics.


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Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 2, 2013, 1:33 PM

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Re: Hyundai Santro clutch adjustment Sign In

General for any clutch linkage that is adjustable:

You want and need 1 to 1+1/2 inch nothing zone/freeplay on the inside clutch pedal.

In general again a clutch doesn't wear out but rather destroyed by driver,


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