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Clutch Pedal Problem

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Hello all

Has all the looks of a great forum and look forward to mixing with you all on the forum. Ive a 2003 fiesta and in the past few days ive noticed the clutch pedal has risen about 3 inches. sometimes it stays down but at some stage during the day it lifts.

Can anyone give me an idea as to the problem, clutch seems fine and def not slipping.

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Hello all

Has all the looks of a great forum and look forward to mixing with you all on the forum. Ive a 2003 fiesta and in the past few days ive noticed the clutch pedal has risen about 3 inches. sometimes it stays down but at some stage during the day it lifts.

Can anyone give me an idea as to the problem, clutch seems fine and def not slipping.

The clutch is operated by hydraulics, and the fluid is shared with the brake system. It may just be needing a change of fluid, as it pulls moisture out of the atmosphere, and has a change-interval of 2-3 years. Otherwise, there is an old problem with the short rod linking the pedal to the clutch master cylinder;-- many people have needed new clips to secure the rod in place. P.S., the clutch slave cylinder is down in the bowels of the clutch bell-housing, and can leak, but will top itself up from the reservoir at the main hydraulics reservoir. Check the level. A leak at the slave cylinder is ominous and can knacker the grip of the clutch. That would need a new clutch assy. with slave cylinder and fluid and bleeding.

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The clutch is operated by hydraulics, and the fluid is shared with the brake system. It may just be needing a change of fluid, as it pulls moisture out of the atmosphere, and has a change-interval of 2-3 years. Otherwise, there is an old problem with the short rod linking the pedal to the clutch master cylinder;-- many people have needed new clips to secure the rod in place. P.S., the clutch slave cylinder is down in the bowels of the clutch bell-housing, and can leak, but will top itself up from the reservoir at the main hydraulics reservoir. Check the level. A leak at the slave cylinder is ominous and can knacker the grip of the clutch. That would need a new clutch assy. with slave cylinder and fluid and bleeding.

I have almost the same problem,when changing gear the pedal sometimes sticks on the return and suddenly pops up as your driving.its going in for a new master cylinder on the 3rd July (as per senior tech at lookers ford) so will let you know if it cures the problem...glad it under warranty.........

Kristal

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