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    Adjusting My Clutch?

    Alright everyone,

    Today was out and about, traffic had stopped and crawling at 2mph, which meant clutch control. When the traffic had started again, my clutch was biting right at the top, making it hard to find bite point, and me giving a bit too much revs.

    Itís always bitten at the top, when I parked up and returned to the car it was biting just like normal, just before the top, and not right on the top.

    How do you adjust these clutches on these MK4ís?

    Iíd like it biting in the middle somewhere.

    Thanks
    - Astra G - 1.6 16v - SXi - Star Silver -

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    I'm pretty certain that all the MK4s have a hydraulic clutch, so it can't be tweaked

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    Which means what?

    New cable?

    Where do MK4's 1.6 16v's normally bite?
    - Astra G - 1.6 16v - SXi - Star Silver -

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    If its a hydraulic clutch then there is no cable, it uses hydraulic fluid like the braking system. So there is no adjustment.
    My mk3,117K, and the engine is still going strong
    shame about the car shell tho,lol.

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    Where do your G's bite?

    What would you say the problem is then?

    And how will it be fixed?

    Thanks
    - Astra G - 1.6 16v - SXi - Star Silver -

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    What does an hydraulic clutch do?

    What is the difference between cable and this?

    Where do hydraulic clutches usually bite and why?

    As I was doing clutch control for half an hour up a hill, could it have adjusted?

    After I had parked up, and retuned to the car after a few hours it was normal again.

    Fluid levels are fine, just been and checked.
    - Astra G - 1.6 16v - SXi - Star Silver -

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    Its a normal clutch, but its operated hydraulically rather than by a cable.

    So you have a little cylinder on the clutch pedal which when you push the pedal is pushes fluid (like your brakes) down to a hydraulic release bearing which disengages the clutch.

    Id get the clutch bled out, might be a touch or air in there, what mileage have you done? Clutch bite point is usually mid way up iirc.

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    Car has just done 40,000.

    Is the brake and clutch fluid the same?

    As i've only just had that bled a few months back?

    Mid way up is how far mate, not even half way up?
    - Astra G - 1.6 16v - SXi - Star Silver -

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    Its the same fluid but in a different system, try gettin ur clutch bled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Local_boy
    Its the same fluid but in a different system, try gettin ur clutch bled
    Do you know that for 100% sure mate, I need to know this.

    As I thought as it was on the same system if they bled the brakes, it would also bleed the clutch.

    How would they go about bleeding the clutch?

    Thanks mate
    - Astra G - 1.6 16v - SXi - Star Silver -

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