stiff clutch
#1
hi, my 1999 berlingo van has a stiff clutch when pressed , ive read how they are stiff anyway, is a new clutch needed.?.. thanks.:wave:
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#2
Wellll, stiff is a relative term. Compared to what?
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#3
(13-08-2011, 04:28 PM)3rensho Wrote:  Wellll, stiff is a relative term. Compared to what?

stiff as in pedal doesnt push down as smooth as every other car ive owned.. it feels stiff.
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#4
i have just replaced the clutch on my 2003 1.9 dw8 for the same thing its a lot better now i paid about £60 from euro carparts,
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#5
i had this on my berlingo so i took air filter box out undo one nut at back of box then pulls out of lugs at front and u will see the clutch arm run sume thin oil down the shaft and u will see the cabel it was new on my car but i put sume greass on it and wd 40 on clutch cabel pedal end and is now almost like a normal clutch no grating and it has sume feal to it not just on or off as it was befor oiling it it was so bad befor it hert my hip but ok now hip ok hope it works for you
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(13-08-2011, 04:54 PM)ian spencer Wrote:  i had this on my berlingo so i took air filter box out undo one nut at back of box then pulls out of lugs at front and u will see the clutch arm run sume thin oil down the shaft and u will see the cabel it was new on my car but i put sume greass on it and wd 40 on clutch cabel pedal end and is now almost like a normal clutch no grating and it has sume feal to it not just on or off as it was befor oiling it it was so bad befor it hert my hip but ok now hip ok hope it works for you

ill try running some oil down the clutch fork shaft tomorrow, wouldnt of thought oil and clutches mix to well though..?.. thanks for your replies folks..Big Grin
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#7
took airbox out and oiled the clutch arm, i also wd40'd the pedal mech and its just the same im afraid..
(14-08-2011, 11:42 AM)sniper Wrote:  took airbox out and oiled the clutch arm, i also wd40'd the pedal mech and its just the same im afraid..

1 good thing i suppose was seeing how bad the air filter was it looked like a birds nest in there, totally black and full of crap and leaves.. replaced air filter so hope for better running and better mpg..Smile
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#8
..just had a strange experience at the traffic lights, i was tapping the clutch peddle to my music and the pedal pressed down and felt normal... not stiff as it usually is, the clutch pedal operation was then really easy but after a couple of gear changes it went back to being stiff again... has the clutch cable got an adjuster on it that may be failing.???? cheers.
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#9
I would suggest you replace the cable first,as it is the cheapest option to start with.If there is no improvement,then suspect clutch.
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#10
Stiff clutches are fairly common and its usually the cable to blame. I've changed the cables on both bingos ive owned and it made a noticeable difference.

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