Citroen c2 1.1 design 05 high clutch bite

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Citroen c2 1.1 design 05 high clutch bite

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Hi I've just purchased a 2005 citroen c2 1.1 design and my clutch has a very high biting point well it's basically when you take your foot off the clutch pedal and I've became concerned about it because it had a new clutch 2 years ago according to person who I bought it off and sometimes it stinks of clutch inside the cabin of the car ? And I don't keep my foot on clutch pedal I put it to the side. I need advice help me !!

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Re: Citroen c2 1.1 design 05 high clutch bite

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A high biting point usually means wear! Clutches can wear in less than 20k miles! Driving style makes a difference as well as the quality of the components used.

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I drive my car very careful i don't rag it about the road and I have been told different things off other people saying it's meant to be that high but I just don't think it's meant to be as high as it is because the bite is basically when I'm taking my foot off the pedal which to me is not right

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The C2s generally have very high biting points - but if you are getting a clutch type burning smell in the car, then the clutch is overheating and the plate friction material is wearing. I would definitely get it checked out sooner rather than later. It may be able to be adjusted.

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Yeah true and I've asked around and 90% of people who I've asked have said it can't me adjusted it just I don't want to spend a lot of money on it thanks

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What's your VIN? - I'll look what I have on it to see about adjustment for you. PM or post it.

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I don't know vin and I can't get it because my car is in garage lol I can give you reg number ?

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Not to worry - I'll see what I have from your car description - give me a minute....

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Thanks

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From what I can see the clutch is self adjusting anyway - so no help there I'm afraid. :(

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Damn but I'm very thankful for your time and help so should I just buy a new clutch kit then ?

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I would, and make sure it contains the thrust bearing too as they always recommend replacing these with the clutch. Get them to check it out too when fitting it to make sure there's no oil or grease anywhere. If it's smoking now it will not be doing it any good, so limit driving until you can get it fixed.

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Unless you've actually got a receipt with a date on I'd take the two years ago with a pinch of salt. I've had many people phone and say" You did my clutch about a year ago". When I check my records it's 3 or 4 years! If you can smell the clutch it's gone definitely!