65 Posts . How to adjust clutch biting point on FN2. I'm with this eedjit. You change the clutch fluid and bleed it if it's hard to change gears. The biting point is the place where the clutch engages as the pedal is released and has nothing to do with engine RPM or the shift point. ... How To Adjust A Cable Operated Clutch, Honda - EricTheCarGuy - Duration: 6:04. On normal driving you don't notice at all but when a significant changes, you do! This will lift or drop the pedal away or to the floor . Considering this, how do you adjust the bite point on a clutch? So, buried within a thead entitled 'pushrod snapped' in the 12th post, you mention the clutch biting point was better. Don't test the clutch like this too many times or you will put heat spots in the flywheel. hmmmm seems to be ok mate ... 0 Posts #10 • Feb 27, 2006. the lever should move this value before the clutch begins to be disengaged. Had 8 or 9 vaux's, all bit high, just the way they self adjust I'm sure. Troot. Nothing better than a half squeeze to get the clutch engaged so you can change gears. 2. Jump to Latest Follow ... nope, u cant adjust it. Biting point was so high my heel couldn’t be on the floor when releasing the clutch. It is my opinion (based on driving manual transmissions for over 500000 miles in different cars) that your clutch friction surfaces are wearing out. Discussion Starter • #1 • May 31, 2016. With a cable you can physically see the wear and adjust . I've got a Punto Active Sport 16v 54 plate and the clutch is a lot lower to the floor than I'm used to. Ohhh okay . G ... Every car I've come across you can adjust the brake and clutch. I have a 2000 Fiesta Zetec S which i bought recently. I have recently realised that the clutch biting point is extremely high on it. Clutch biting point. Then from ~1" to 2" it would become fully engaged. Believe your clutch is cable operated with the adjustment being down at the gearbox end. the.porter 5. Lv 6. Wondering if anyone can advise though, the clutch is very high. My wife's Citroen C1 has a clutch biting point almost at the top of the pedal travel, making it hard work to drive at low speed. Anybody else own one of these just got one As a first car for a family member and noticed after driving 2 that it has such a high bite point,and revs it’s tits of from launch is it Normal for one of these 60 plate 36k miles cheers Measure the distance between the clutch operating lever and a point of reference such as the edge of the clutch housing . Is there a way to adjust it? Posted 4 years ago Good morning I bought a 63 plate Peugeot 208 1.2 from Evans Halshaw at the start of June. Between the floor to ~1" off the floor the clutch was completely disengaged. To adjust, loosen the locknut and screw the adjuster nut as appropriate. ... A new clutch cost ~£70 iirc and im sure Ive heard you can change them really quickly too (like 30mins), but dont quote me on that tho might have been the old engines. The biting point in it was very low. The bite will still be near end of travel. A hydraulic clutch is a self-adjusting clutch. usually i put my handbrake up and do it that way or if i have not stopped for long just keep it slightly at my biting point so the car wont move. you can't adjust the clutch on any modern car (except racing cars) 0 1. MartinObviously. When he said you can't change gears in vtec I should went asked to speak to a proper mechanic. Yes you can adjust the pedal position of the bite point to a certain extent. When my Mini was in the garage I loaned a Citroen C1 the clutch was so light! If the motor stalls you're OK yet, if the motor gradually slows down you have a slipping clutch. Posted 18th Jul 2017. While holding the clutch pedal, select first gear. No. 1; 2; 3 ... his reply was you can't change gears in vtec and you can't adjust the bitting point. How do i adjust it so the biting point is earlier, say lever half way out. 9 years ago. My previous mx5 mk2 had, for me, perfect clutch operation, the biting point was about 40% from the top of the pedal travel. A low biting point is v good as the clutch wears it gets higher, then when right at the top it will slip all the time and a new clutch is needed. Citroen c1 clutch bite point. The only thing you can adjust is the pedal height. Page 1 of 2 - Clutch biting point issue? If this one was very different, likely a new clutch was … when I got my Mini back I thought the clutch pedal was stuck, but after a couple of days I got used to it again. The owner had fitted a new clutch before putting it up for sale, but the biting point is very high. High biting points on any car are useless. Any help from anyone would be gratefully received getting fed up pulling wheelies when trying to pull away at lights,junctions,etc thanks in advance My previous car had a low biting point. I recently replaced the clutch in my '03 Civic. some models higher thn others . Had a new clutch fitted, I thought along with this would be a return to the lower biting point on the pedal but it's remained the same. Tradionally, yes the biting point of the clutch would move upwards in the pedals travel as the clutch disc wears. ... biting point is a very high BUT no problems at all..... can drive of with clutch only aswell. As a clutch wear, it takes longer for the plates to come together which means your biting point gets higher. Hi all, have recently bought a vespa px125 disc (08) but the biting point on the clutch is very late (lever almost released). It means I stall when taking off occasionally and on hill starts I either stall or take ages to even pull off as I've got to rev and concentrate on the clutch. How does the clutch work? Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 201 Posts. Save Share. You can increase the free play on the clutch lever to change where the biting point is, this is pretty simple, pull back the rubber boot, undo the locking ring (the bit which looks like it should be an adjuster) and then turn the adjuster slightly (the other thing which you can rotate to the left of the locking ring) until you figure out which way increases the free play. please get back to me with the reply button, and not the poor or bad service, this way i can get back to you or suggest another expert if needed. When you get a new clutch, the pads are at full width and the biting point is lower. You want a biting point to be 2 to 3 inches from the top and not nearly level with the brake pedal. 1. Hold a ruler parallel to the clutch cable and measure the travel of the operating lever. It is a good inch higher than the brake pedal. But mostly only when it's wrongly set and the pedal doesn't allow the master cylinder back to it's home position to properly fill with fluid again. After the break-in period, you should find the biting point of the clutch will come up some. If it's slipping then you need a new clutch. Most modern clutches self adjust, certainly the majority if not all of the clutches in modern Fords do. Hello When setting the clutch biting point, be careful and let at least 2 or 3 mm of free play : ie. ... surprised no-one has answered you yet. To adjust it you can tighten it a little at the lever end but the easiest way is with the screw/bolt thingy down on the engine casing, follow the clutch cable down. Re: How adjust clutch biting point « Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 02:12:50 PM » Cant adjust, but you can try changing to lower clutch set to lower the biting point.. I sure wish I'd found that, but maybe because the title didn't contain the words 'clutch' or 'biting point' it didn't show up in any of my searches while trying to find what solutions were out there. It has done 60,000 miles. Don’t think bite point position relates to how borked the clutch is. Click to see full answer Keeping this in view, can you change the biting point on a clutch? Self adjustment on hydraulic clutches are a hard one to gauge as you have no idea how far the piston has moved out to compensate for this wear . Take the car to a flat, level surface such as a parking lot such that the car does not roll away when in neutral with brakes disengaged. The clutch pedal can be adjusted from under the dash at the top part of the pedal assembly . Ok so I am doing my driving lessons and wondered when you are on a hill and you have stopped in traffic and you want to move off, instead of using the handbrake can you keep your foot on the brake, then get your biting point, then add gas to move off? Not particularly the biting point just physically high. Some are more work than others, but you can adjust them. - posted in MX5 & General Car Chat: Im really not sure if I have a clutch issue or not. I'm not used to this new set up and it makes my gear changes very jerky. My new one only has about an inch of travel left after it bites, the clutch is not riding and it works fine. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 13 of 13 Posts. 3. Adjust Biting Point. Focus clutches tend to have a high bite point even from new & mileage wise a clutch can go at 20K if the driver has been driving like a spanner (lots of burn outs/launch starts etc) or it can … I have paid for the 2 years extended warranty but heard mixed reviews on it. Problem is just the self-adjusting system that does not tell you anything about the biting initial point so you can compare it. I've done almost 90.000 miles on the original clutch and it is still very smooth and can burn tyres on any asphalt if I turn the ASR off (even in … Clutch Control, Biting Point & Hill Starts Lesson & Smooth Pulling Away. Look on the lever for a dial (if it has one) and feel where the detents are - adjust that to adjust how it performs and see if you can tune it how you want it with that. High Clutch Biting Point. If you aren’t comfortable with the point at which your clutch engages, you can easily adjust it … One way to see if the clutch is slipping is to put the car in 4th gear at a dead stop, then rev the motor to 2,500 rpm and quickly release the clutch pedal. Since the friction material on the clutch plate will wear down over time, the hydraulic clutch will automatically adjust to compensate for this loss. 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