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My 2001 fiesta 1.3 seems to have a cluch problem, when i put it into gear the peddle comes up very high to reach biting point,yet it does not seem to be slipping as imhave tried it with the handbreak on, could it be adjusted?

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I believe you have a hydraulic clutch assy but sometimes there is peddle adjustment below where it comes in through firewall

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