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Clutch bite i replaced my clutch a month ago, however the bite is still at the very top...its a ford escort gti. it doesnt feel right, is there a solution.

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Hydraulic or cable clutch ?

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Same symptoms on my espace, but the cause was first cable adjustment (easy, but get your local garage to do it if you are not confident), then subsequently a bent clutch pedal. The design of these components is so BAD that you are likely to encounter deformation in the pedal or the pedal box before the clutch itself fails. These problems can be solved by a good garage, and still probably cheaper than prematurely replacing the clutch.

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