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Cluch does not bite until my foot is nearly off the pedal a new clutch kit was fitted 6 months ago covering only about 6000 miles

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This happens with heavy duty clutches, when there is air in the clutch hydraulic lines. Firstly bleed the clutch lines and see what happens.

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