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M4tt
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13th May 03 at 22:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i read my manual and it said the difference betweem the clutch pedal fully pressed and depressed should be 130 mm. And also the clutch pedal should sit slightly higher than the brake pedal

i adjusted by turning the adjustment thingy in the engine, it seems to have adjusted, but now my biting point is at the top of the pedal, whereas before it was in the middle.

when adjusting do you pull the cable and thread bit away from the arm, or do you just twist the thread bit?

the clutch has done 84 000 miles, so it probably should be at the end of it's life.

does n e one know how much a new clutch would cost, the engines a 1.4 16v, does the engine have to come out for the job?

who can do it as well, is it best to go to vauxhall?
IntaCepta
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14th May 03 at 03:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its trial and error mate..
i corrected mine about2 months, and its seems i have to recorrect it again...

its sensitive tho just adj it bit at a time and take it for a drive..
M4tt
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14th May 03 at 10:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ah cheers.

im gonna have another go now!
blebo
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quote:
Originally posted by M4tt
the clutch has done 84 000 miles, so it probably should be at the end of it's life


Mines has done 103K no probs so I doubt if its near the end
Red_SXi
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14th May 03 at 10:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

on my Dad's driving school cars in the past the clutch has needed replacing after about 65k, but it is a driving skool car remember. Depends on the cars history whether the clutch will have gone after 84k
Patrick
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14th May 03 at 11:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I bought a brand new car, then the clutch needed replacing after 27,000miles
IntaCepta
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quote:
Originally posted by Patrick
I bought a brand new car, then the clutch needed replacing after 27,000miles


lol thats terrible..
hehe must have undergone some abuse!
d0gz_bollox
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14th May 03 at 20:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

a good reason to get a c20xe in ur corsa. there self adjusting
M4tt
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15th May 03 at 01:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah i thought they were self adjusting, but the guy i had me MOT with said i should adjust it slightly?

n e way if they r self adjusting, does that mean if i fook it up it will adjust itself back to how it should be?

Some geeza from the AA said that vauxhall clutches generally last about 90K so that what i was goin on.



M4tt
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another thing on the subjuect of clutches, on my last car i had a worn out thrust bearing where the clutch made an odd noise when fully pressed.

But on this car i have a high pitched humming noise when the clutch is not pressed i.e in neutral, whcih disapperars when the clutch pedal is pressed.

Whats that then?

[Edited on 15-05-2003 by M4tt]
gwr1234
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that will be the clutch release bearing gone. when you change your clutch you change that aswell. dont do any harm just get louder
Siberia
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31st Aug 04 at 07:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

adjust it so the bite point is about a quater of the the whole pedal movement off the floor

[Edited on 31-08-2004 by Siberia]

 
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