Have you noticed that it tends to cause the point of engagement to change frequently after doing so? I personally prefer mine to disengage/engage fairly high in the range of the clutch pedal too (high relative to all the way down). check out the. Re: Accelerator pedal too high for small feet In a previous car I GLUED a strip of cardboard to the underside (right hand side) of the rubber mat (the bit where your right heel sits) On this car I have used a staple gun from work and STAPLED a strip of carpet with non-slip underlay to the underside of the (non-slip) mat. When you step on the clutch pedal with your foot, there should not be too much resistance. They are extremely tough to launch but you'll be able to drive anything if you can do this. I haven't been asking the same question over and over again. Have you personally adjusted your clutch? Last time I drove one it was a courtesy car and the bite point was so high it reminded me of the BSM car I learned in Wasn't sure if that was natural or whether previous drivers had just thrashed the poor thing! I drove friend's GTI and his clutch was grabbing much lower, it made shifting much easier compared to my Z06 Normally a clutch will start to slip when it is worn out! The car has about 10k miles on it. Be sure the clutch pedal doesn't come up too high before it engages the clutch. If it isn't slipping, then I â¦ Somebody is trying to persuade a friend that the clutch in her Volvo 440 is about to go because the pedal is higher than the brake or the gas pedal. Too much free pedal play isnât good, either, because too much pedal travel is used up doing nothing: Thereâs not enough movement left at the bottom of its travel to compress the clutch springs and allow the engine flywheel and the clutch disk to separate. Compared to my wife's 2006 Cobalt with a knackered clutch, you barely need to raise the clutch pedal at all. Clutch pedal adjustment should be checked after a new clutch has been installed. There is a metal nipple on the pedal that gets worn out and can add to your problem. Now the clutch pedal is level with the brake pedal, and the bite & pedal feel totally normal We have got a clutch from Zman to fit in the new year too, so it should be excellent then Took me about 30 minutes after looking at the guide. Resistance is felt when the throwout bearing is pushed against the clutch pressure plate. Most late-model street vehicles use an internal hydraulic clutch release bearing, sometimes called a concentric slave cylinder (CSC). Oops. That is, once the clutch is fully engaged, the pedal still has a goodly way to go before it hits the stop. I scheduled an appointment to get it looked at and on the way to the shop (an hour long drive) it went out completely. Meh. After going here and there all day, I realized that my clutch pedal is way higher than the brake pedal. Even forums with sections for newcomers! But the transmission and HVAC vents are not connected though. A high clutch biting point However prior to starting the work it was evident that the clutch bite point was very high, almost at he end of the pedal travel. While stationary shove into 4th and try pull off. Enough to make me go "oh ****", roll into a parking lot and then realise I couldn't get the car to move anymore. A hydraulic clutch is a self-adjusting clutch. I have a '98 Rodeo and the clutch catches extremely high up the pedal. If you don' have an actual clutch issue then your problem will be down at the pedal. 11wrx hatch. When I said what the tech told me vs. what other people online have told me, I wasnt saying anyone else was wrong. Is this normal? Maybe they just forgot to adjust it and thought they did? Some vehicles have stiffer clutch pedals than others, depending on the amount of torque the transmission is designed to handle and if the vehicle comes with any type of clutch assist. I can't figure out why the clutch pedal in my mustang is too high. Many motorcyclists consider the biting point on a hydraulic clutch system too high. Now, I've owned a few manual transmission cars in the past (all with clutch cables, not hydraulic) and the pedals were all lighter than my WRX, and this is including a 5.0 Mustang with a clutch disc the size of a small pizza! Make note of how much you need to depress the clutch pedal before it disengages the clutch and allows you to put the car into gear without grinding any of the gears. It is very simple: The rod pushes on a steel lever that in turn pushes in the pressure plate to release the clutch disc. You don't mention a car, but my 2004 STI has a high engagement point, nearly at the top. If it comes out, it should reduce pedal effort and possibly give better clutch pedal placement. As in most manual cars, I find that the clutch pedal travel is mostly useless. On pedal depression the inverse is true. Is it just me or your clutch pedal is way too high too? Hi all, I have a July 08 R56 Mini Cooper S. Manual with LSD. And yes the car needed a clutch, I just didn't put it in to try and fix the pedal. :lmao: I'm just curious on what else could be making the pedal do this? Before the pedal was very high and the bite was too obviously. 8.4k miles on it. I purchased a used pedal and put a new rubber stop in but the pedal still sits to high. While it's true you need to give the clutch a few days to start settling in, and ~ 500 miles to completely break in the clutch, your clutch set point is far too high. I was having an e-mail exchange yesterday with a company called Mad Hatter Racing out in Idaho. We go over how clutch pedal adjustment affects the clutch hydraulic system. Yes, I have adjusted clutch master cylinder rods to alter pedal height. Shavings. Ok, I'll bite, how the **** does a clutch fail and send metal shavings out the HVAC vents! When I step on it, the first 2-3 inches are very soft, like nothing is happening, no spring engaging or anything. The clutch (stock) does not start to grab until the pedal is about 2/3 -3/4 up. vBulletin® v3.7.0, Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. I agree with that that'd be a waste of time. ... and everyone makes a mistake every now and then. On the other hand, having a low clutch means that the biting point is located further down of a fully depressed clutch pedal. 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Generally if your clutch catches âhigh" as opposed to where it caught when the car was new or when you first got it it is wearing out or worn out! This means the clutch pedal will move about one inch before there is any resistance in the pedal. 4 Posts . The shop advised me not to adjust it and to give it a few days to get used to. This is amplified by the impossibility of adjusting this distance in the system itself, and it becomes necessary to resort to other tricks or to simply adapt to the point as it is. It's actually really stressing me out. Hi All My car is almost back on the road after a bit of TLC. The previous clutch engaged much lower. Gotta say everything besides 1st and 2nd feels great. The shop either didn't adjust the clutch at all, or adjusted it wrong and are just too lazy to take a couple of minutes to adjust it correctly They are in development of a hydraulic clutch conversion for the Fox bodies and the SN95 cars. Having a high clutch means that the biting point is further up in your clutchâs pedal travel when fully released. I know (checked Ron Stygar's PDFs) that the clutch is higher by design, but mine feels like excessive. It wouldn't be a huge deal but starting in first gear is so jerky now, and I feel like it's either really jerky and I give it too much gas or I just stall. Most brake and clutch pedals should have just a little bit of free play, usually about a centimeter, which is less than half an inch. Raise the front of the F-100, remove the jack stands and lower it to the ground. As the coupe is back from paint and the roads are better, I drove her. Yet, unfathomably, many of them suffer from clutch engagement high on the pedal travel. But you WILL have increased pedal effort to go with it. When I tried to start from a stop in 1st metal shavings came out of the AC vents and then I couldn't get the car to move. It still isn't better. Since the friction material on the clutch plate will wear down over time, the hydraulic clutch will automatically adjust to compensate for this loss. I've barely asked any questions at all! I'd learned to drive and had driven machines with a new clutch that grabbed at the last inch of travel. My clutch pedal is really high in my car. i have a 1963 nova and brake pedal too high, i want to kinda lower it down, please help, i got to lift up my leg just to brake With all the money spent I really just want to enjoy the car again. Too much free play and the pedals feel loose or spongy. A normal clutch pedal depression will feel nice and smooth. Clutch pedals are usually higher than brake. I cut the weld off the pedal and used a punch to drive it out then installed a hiem joint onto the rod going to the master. I haven't worked on a yaris so I can't give you any tips unique to that car! Driving is now very difficult. The system was bled right last weekend when the clutch was put in also. I have a 2001 Civic LX; I would like the clutch pedal travel distance to be far less than it is. For most drivers, this is not comfortable. No joke. They replaced the clutch and flywheel and now the engagement point is crazy high. Too little, and it's difficult to press them and get the brake and clutch systems to engage. I explained the tech's reasoning for his statements because that's another discussion in of itself. Managed to roll into a gas station and get it towed to the shop. I don't think that this adjustment would really affect the wear on the clutch, as it seems to me that it's just the pivot angle that's being changed, not the actual engagement point. Hydraulics: When you push down the clutch pedal, the clutch master cylinder (CMC) uses hydraulic pressure to push out a rod on the slave cylinder. It wasn't a whole lot of them but it happened as I was trying to start in 1st and it coincided with when my clutch finally started to completely give out. Metal. IIRC some Aygos had a too-small clutch which wore out too quickly. Once the proper distance is set, tighten the lock nut. I seem to remember having a Volvo myself, and the clutch on that was very high. Easy test is to drive up a hill in high gear (4/5th) if revs rise but engine speed doesnât clutch gone.