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My clutch is easy to push down but bites very high is it gone or needs topping up with fluid ?

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Check fluid, but it sounds like it needs an adjustment so that its a smooth engagement.

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You could try bleeding the slave cylinder. But it is very difficult and may or may not work. You may want to take it to an independent shop or back to the dealer. A special tool is needed inorder to depress the slave cylinder to properly bleed the possible air out of the system. It's a less expensive thing to try before replacing the clutch assy.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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Im a mechanic, i think you will find it will be the clutch release bearing on the clutch fork, when you push the clutch in it will push the fork which will push the clutch release bearing onto the clutch plate which rotating with the engine revs

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: clutch bites high up on pedal movement

check clutch master cylinder rod adjustment and pedal height should be just higher than brake pedal. could try and bleed system also.
most hydraulic clutch systems have high take up points, adjust master cylinder rod, check for free play at top after adjusting if all that is O.K. then clutch plate may be nearly worn out but not slipping at this stage.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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This is a hydraulic fluid clutch system.No adjustments can be made.If the clutch can not disengaged enough for gears to shift smoothly,then the master,or the slave are bad.The master is where the clutch pedal goes to.The slave is down on,or in the transmission.If the slave is bad,they will leak,but not always.Most of the time the slave is the cause of this.But look at the slave real good,it most likely is leaking a little bit.Bleeding the system might give your clutch new life,for a while,until the air gets back in the system.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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This sounds like you may have a leak in the hydrulics of the clutch, the clutch slave is not disengaging the clutch all the way, this is the reason for the low bite pedal and hard to get gears, the most common problem is the fluid is low due to a leaking slave cylinder, i would look around the clutch components for a leak, hope this helps.

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Ho do I bleed the clutch fluid? Where is the bleed nipple?


This is a classic sign of master cylinder failure as the seals wear does the peddle when pump fast build up to something like normal if the answer is yea new master cylinder it's reasonably cheap, the bleed nipple is usually under the car at the rear of the slave cylinder it's very easy to bleed the system on your own with an automatic bleed pipe, from any motorist store or a more expensive kit depending on your pocket, you can make your own by purchasing a length of rubber tubing that fifts tight over the bleed nipple push an old bolt or a piece of round plastic or something of that nature that fits tight in the end of the tube then get a Stanley knife and put a slit a 10mm long just above were you have inserted the plugged up end of the tube, when completed connect the open end to the bleed nipple insert the blocked end into a jam jar or some other vessel to receive the old fluid when you bleed, turn the bleed screw one complete full turn then press the clutch peddle all the way down to the floor and back up again do this slowly a few times until your sure all the air or clean fluid comes out retighten and that's it you should be up and running trouble free, remember the tube should be rubber not soft plastic etc. or it will not close up on itself when bleeding, and will let air back into the system. good luck

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Clutch gone doing there when you put your foot down cannot get biteing point


bleed the air out of the system . Check for fluid in the reservoir. If you cannot get a pedal then replace the master cylinder as it has a blockage internally.

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Clutch not engaging


Well, it would shift easily with engine off, because the transmission input shaft is not turning. Engine running and clutch engaging good, the input shaft would again be stationary and allow smooth shifting.
What you have to determine is if the clutch disc or pressure plate is bad (a new clutch is needed), or if the pedal hydraulic system has a malfunction. When you push the pedal down, a rod from the top of pedal pushes into the clutch master cylinder bolted to the firewall under the hood. This cylinder has a reservoir filled with brake fluid. When the rod forces fluid from the clutch master down a steel line and into the clutch slave cylinder down on the transmission bell housing, the hydraulic pressure forces a plunger from the slave cylinder to extend and push the clutch fork lever a small amount, enough to force the clutch release bearing (aka throw-out bearing) against the pressure plate. This relieves pressure on the clutch disc and input shaft becomes stationary for easy shifting.

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The clutch on my 2006 santa fe feels 'high biting point' i've only just bought it and not sure if this is the 'normal' position of the bite. can you help please


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Clutch biting point very high on peugeot 206sw 1.4dhi it it about to fail


The reason for the high biting point is simple. The clutch is made of 3 main components.
The pressure plate friction plate and the release bearing.
The more times clutch is depressed the concentric spring fingers wear in 2 ways . Firstly by good old metal to metal rubbing and secondly the concentric spring fingers don't return as far as a new one causing the release bearing or csc to adjust .
When the pressure plate concentric spring gingers wear they don't sit proud and require more pedal effort to depress. .
When they loose there spring like feature they require a greater distance from the release bearing. Or it has to travel further to depress them to lift The pressure plate and fee the friction plate from the lay shaft on which it is splined onto to give you drive once released.
The further back the bearing has to travel to allow the fingers to clamp the pressure plate to the friction plate . The more the clutch has become worn and unserviceable.
Self adjustment on hydraulic clutches are a hard one to gauge as you have no idea how far the piston has moved out to compensate for this wear . With a cable you can physically see the wear and adjust .
High biting points on any car are useless. You want a biting point to be 2 to 3 inches from the top and not nearly level with the brake pedal.
Anyway it seems apparent that Peugeot and Citroen both have high to almost no point at which they bite .
I myself would modify this as an engineer.
But it seems to be normal on these cats to have absolutely no biting point worth talking about.
My sisters 2012 206 1.4 is a very high biting point and I myself would not be happy with it . It gives u no indication of a worn clutch if its self adjusting.
Alll hydraulic clutches are self adjusting. So why are Peugeot and Citroens sooo high. Its ridiculous.
A very idiotic idea and I'm taking it back with her and I'm complaining. Hopefully I should get somewhere and ill update you all

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