Glossary of Auto Terms
DriverSide's Car Dictionary has the most comprehensive definitions of automotive terms. This auto glossary can help you decipher what your mechanic is fixing and what the purpose or function of the particular auto part or accessory is for. We have taken the mystery out of automotive service jargon, so that you don't have to.
Free Pedal Play
If your clutch pedal feels all loose-and-goosey, its freeplay is probably out of adjustment. "Freeplay" is the distance, usually measured in inches or fractions of an inch, that the clutch pedal can be depressed before it starts to "work," or disengage the clutch.See Also:Jumper CablesLeasingAdditivesOverhaulOctaneOwner's ManualLube JobOhm
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