I just had the clutch replaced in my 98 civic ex.
First thing I noticed is that the engagement either grabs or doesn’t, if that makes sense. I’m used to being able to “ride the clutch” a bit to get the car rolling smoothly, but now it just catches so it’s a little harder to engage smoothly.
- Is that how a new clutch acts until it’s been driven a while? Never had a “new” clutch
Also before the new clutch the pedal play was about 1/2”. Now it seems the mechanic adjusted it so there’s a good 2” of free play before the rod actually starts pushing on the master cylinder.
I tried adjusting it back to 1/2” but it makes the engagement way at the top.
- Is this normal for a new clutch to increase free play so the engagement is about half way of pedal travel?