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Adjusting the clutch

To work efficiently, the clutch needs the right amount of play in the linkage between the foot p...

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Checking a clutch cable

The clutch cable has a steel-wire inner core sliding inside an outer sheath. It should last at l...

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How to bleed a clutch

Many cars have clutches that work hydraulically. The mechanism that operates them is sturdy and ...

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Checking the half shafts

Half shafts, otherwise known as axle shafts, are fitted in rear-wheel-drive cars only. They give...

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Driven wheel hubs

The hubs of the driven wheels often look similar to those of undriven ones, but there are some d...

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How to check U-Joints

A propeller shaft, or propshaft, connects the rear axle to the gearbox on front-engined rear-whe...