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How do you tell if a clutch is faulty?

Any noises that make it apparent or anything?
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Re: How do you tell if a clutch is faulty?

u put ur foot down engine revvs car doesnt move like it should then clutch will grip and u accelerate normal
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Re: How do you tell if a clutch is faulty?

My clutch pedel felt stiff for the last few inches of travel, and with the engine off and the windows open made a dodgy squeelchy noise at the last second. I noticed it more when using clutch control at junctions on hills and things, it would pull away very roughly as if I was pressing the clutch down and back up halfway through pulling off, and when on the flat it felt as though the engine wasn't pulling anymore. Replaced the full clutch (ouch on me wallet) and it's good as new!
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Re: How do you tell if a clutch is faulty?

Quote Originally Posted by jenks69
My clutch pedel felt stiff for the last few inches of travel, and with the engine off and the windows open made a dodgy squeelchy noise at the last second. I noticed it more when using clutch control at junctions on hills and things, it would pull away very roughly as if I was pressing the clutch down and back up halfway through pulling off, and when on the flat it felt as though the engine wasn't pulling anymore. Replaced the full clutch (ouch on me wallet) and it's good as new!
How much did it cost to get the clutch replaced? just intrested as mine has similar symptoms to yours..
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Re: How do you tell if a clutch is faulty?

Quote Originally Posted by jenks69
My clutch pedel felt stiff for the last few inches of travel, and with the engine off and the windows open made a dodgy squeelchy noise at the last second. I noticed it more when using clutch control at junctions on hills and things, it would pull away very roughly as if I was pressing the clutch down and back up halfway through pulling off, and when on the flat it felt as though the engine wasn't pulling anymore. Replaced the full clutch (ouch on me wallet) and it's good as new!
Was that for a mk2 Punto? Where did you get it done?
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Re: How do you tell if a clutch is faulty?

MK1 55s ('95) I had it done at the local garage along with:

2 new front shockers
complete clutch (including thrust bearing, presure plate etc)
water pump
timming belt
Anti freeze

All in came to 417 but most of that was labour, parts were about 220 for all of the above, timming belt and anti-freeze were less than a tenner combined, , shocks 58 so I am guessing the clutch alone would be about 120 - ish give or take + labour.
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Re: How do you tell if a clutch is faulty?

my clutch on my micra was 160 fitted if that is anything to go by lol
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Re: How do you tell if a clutch is faulty?

Faults with clutches:

'judder' when taking up drive around the biting point
'slipping' when accelerating/taking up drive- all revs and no go
Noisy release bearing- goes away when clutch pedal held down
Noisy diaphram plate- noise happens when clutch pedal held down at bite point
clutch 'drag' when gears sometime crunch, but gears obtainable
stiff pedal when diaphram plate faulty
friction plate material low/worn resulting in gears hard to select
broken diaphram spring- gears hard to select
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Re: How do you tell if a clutch is faulty?

Quote Originally Posted by fiattech
Faults with clutches:

'judder' when taking up drive around the biting point
'slipping' when accelerating/taking up drive- all revs and no go
Noisy release bearing- goes away when clutch pedal held down
Noisy diaphram plate- noise happens when clutch pedal held down at bite point
clutch 'drag' when gears sometime crunch, but gears obtainable
stiff pedal when diaphram plate faulty
friction plate material low/worn resulting in gears hard to select
broken diaphram spring- gears hard to select
wow ...........................you learn something new every day

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