Subaru Forester: Checking the clutch function - Clutch pedal (MT models) - Maintenance and service - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Checking the clutch function

Check the clutch engagement and disengagement.

1. With the engine idling, check that there are no abnormal noises when the clutch pedal is depressed, and that shifting into 1st or reverse feels smooth.

2. Start the vehicle by releasing the pedal slowly to check that the engine and transmission smoothly couple without any sign of slippage.

    Clutch pedal (MT models)
    Check the clutch pedal free play and reserve distance according to the maintenance schedule in the “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”. ...

    Checking the clutch pedal free play
    1) 0.16 – 0.43 in (4.0 – 11.0 mm) Lightly press the clutch pedal down with your finger until you feel resistance, and check the free play. If the free play is not within proper specifica ...

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