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Clutch Pedal Adjustment?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by AmDaMan, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. AmDaMan

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Wellington, NZ

    Hey, got a new clutch fitted yesterday but the bloke said that the adjustment on the pedal isn't right and I would need a new one from Renault (clio 1.4 'm').

    Basically there is a free bit of travel on the pedal before I feel any pressure. He said the rachets wern't catching straight away.

    This makes it hard to change gear as i really have to push the pedal down to change gear and it bites straight away.

    So can it be adjusted or do i need a new pedal?

    Thanks.
     
  2. AmDaMan

    Mobster

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    Location: Wellington, NZ

    Now I can't even get it in gear, is there a short term solution to fix it>?
     
  3. Enfield

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    You would need to get a new what? A clutch cable?

    Have you tried adjusting the cable??
     
  4. Steve

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    Location: Brighton - In the seat that Ro

    most cable operated clutches have a ratched system to self adjust the slack in the clutch cable, fitting a new cable may help as it will be a little shorter but it will only stretch in time and if the ratchet is knacked you will just end up with the same problem.

    I would look for a clutch pedal from a scrappies.
     
  5. AmDaMan

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    hi, i've just made a washer (from a bike brake) thats about 1cm thick. I've used this to eliminate the slack but will look at a new cable or pedal ASAP.

    Thanks. for the help!
     
  6. Mickey_D

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    Location: Gone......

    Just be glad you don't have the problem I did with my little Chevy/Isuzu pickup truck when I put a Borg Warner race clutch in it :

    The clutch springs were a LOT stiffer than stock, hence it took a LOT more pressure on the pedal to release the clutch. The extra pressure caused me to actually bend the pivot pin that the clutch pedal operated on!! :eek:

    Had to replace the whole pedal assembly (brake, clutch AND loud pedals) and weld an extra bracket on it to prevent it happening again.....
     
  7. Lowe

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    The whole pedal asssembly is about £35 new from Renault. It's a bit of a ballache to fit, and I'd get a clutch cable whilst your at it too. Get a genuine Renault clutch cable - they're infinately better than the pattern parts and it will save you a LOT of time and effort, even though it'll cost a couple of quid more.
     
  8. AmDaMan

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    Well it seems great at the moment (about 1cm free travel on the pedal, before it was about 6cm :eek:)

    It bites quite high up thoug now, is that the norm or not?