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Quick fix for stiff Clutch pedal MGF2002

Is there a quick fix without removing the gearbox ??

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I would give serious consideration to rep[lacing the clutch master cylinder as it is possible that there is a problem in the compensation port in the bore.

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its either low trans fluid or clutch PAKS are slipping hence will need a rebuild.
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Hi, if its a cable clutch , replace the cable with a new one etc. is there a winning noise from the back of the engine with the clutch depressed, if so , could be the release bearing that's the problem, you might get some vibration through the clutch pedal if this is the case, good luck.

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sounds like your clutch worn and pressure plate needs renewing

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I have a Suzuki swift 2007. I have the clutch changed and gearbox recon,but still hav the same problem. When the car is hot the gearbox becomes so stiff dat it's very hard to change gear plz help

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Stiff pedal on a Honda is always a cable problem unless you have an hydraulic clutch. No amount of adjustment will cure the problem. Replacement of the cable is the only option. In the event of an hydraulic clutch the problem may be a bit more serious as the only point where binding occurs is inside the bellhousing and the only way to get at it is removing the engine and/or gearbox.

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I don't know the clutch operating system on Subaru vehicles as I don't see them in my workshop. We mostly work on off-road vehicles.
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1. If the clutch operating system is not hydraulic, but work with a cable, unhook the cable from the clutch fork and test the ease of movement. Clutch cables can sieze up due to rust and/or lack of lubrication.
2. If the clutch operating system is hydraulic, bleed the system. If it is easy to bleed, you can take for granted that the master cylinder and pedal box bushes are ok. Master cylinders can also become stiff due to a bent pushrod.
3. Undo the slave cylinder from the bellhousing and move the slave cylinder pushrod backwards and forwards with the aid of a pair of soft grip pliers. Some cloth on the pushrod will do just fine. The outcome of the test is rather obvious.
4. The cluch fork may be stiff in it's bushes. To find out, you will have to pull the clutch , usually by removing the gearbox, sometimes it is easier to remove the engine (an old Series II Land Rover with modified suspension and 3 Litre Ford V6 engine fitted is currently in my workshop and it is impossible to pull the gearbox with engine still in vehicle).
5. Your pressure plate may also be the culprit. To test, the gearbox must come out. Specifications on operating pressure is available from clutch manufacturers. A testing rig can be made up with a sturdy drillpress, a tension scale and a little math to compensate for leverage.
6. The clutch plate splines may be worn, or siezed up or even distorted. With the gearbox out, you should be able to move the clutch plate freely on the pilot shaft of the gearbox, with hardly any lateral movement (wobble).
7. I once found a bunched-up carpet behind the clutch pedal which caused a very hard clutch action.
8. This is definately not a full list of possible causes, but could point you in the right direction. Remember not to take anything for granted. The most obvious tend to be the hardest to spot.
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