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I have an MGF 1.8 i havent had it more than a week and the clutch pedal has gone stiff and refuse to release making clutch slip or even not engage at all can anyone please help thankyou

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One of the improvement for Lotus Elise was the power (hydraulic) 5 speed manual clutch (something like power brakes) to make car to provide the faster responce. Thats probably wthat you have where
You might need to adjust it, replace the fluid or in a worsest scenatio to rebuild/replace the clutch.
Good Luck

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

  • Grigory Zyryanov Dec 08, 2008

    Just to make myself clear. You need check for sticking or binding in the pedal linkage, cable, crossshaft, fork or pivot ball. Maybe you have a blockage or worn seals in the hydraulic system.

    Good luck

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