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"grinding" feeling on clutch

Hi all,
I went to a 2nd hand dealer and test drove a 2007 Fiat Doblo with 10K KM on the mileage yesterday.
I took off my shoes and test drove it with my bare foot, when stopping at a junction, i depressed the clutch.
When clutching in, i can feel some sort "grinding" feel with my left foot, pls note that i was test driving with my bare foot without any shoes on.

Just to consult you doblo guys here, is it normal to have that "grinding" feeling??
Thanks.
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Re: "grinding" feeling on clutch

you don't say which engine/model it is.
there have been problems with the clutch on the 105 hp Diesel models, some owners have upgraded their clutch to the one from the 120hp Diesel as it is stronger. (check out the 'Doblo clutch slipping' thread)
There can also be problems with the plastic linkage from the pedal...it snaps .
But you say you were driving barefoot . Could be just vibration through the floor as you would be very sensitive to this without footwear.
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Re: "grinding" feeling on clutch

Hi RichDoblo,
The one i test drove was the 8V 1.9JTD diesel, which i'm not wrong, is the 105BHP.

So, this is the one with the clutch problem?is it cover under warranty?
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Re: "grinding" feeling on clutch

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is it cover under warranty?
'07 model? Yes definitely They have a 3 year warranty.
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Re: "grinding" feeling on clutch

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'07 model? Yes definitely They have a 3 year warranty.
what's the common problems with 8V 1.9JTD doblo?
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Re: "grinding" feeling on clutch

Quote Originally Posted by Chinablue View Post
what's the common problems with 8V 1.9JTD doblo?
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just have a look through the forum, you'll soon find them
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