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#1 dstev

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:14 PM

Hi all, I'm looking to buy a 2007 Focus 1.6 Ti-vct 115. The car is in great condition however the biting point on the clutch is very high, as in the last couple of centimetres of the pedal. I've never had a clutch so high. Can anyone tell me if this is normal or whether it is probably on its way? The car has done 70k.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 higgsy

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:55 PM

Mine is fairly high and its done 24k , can't tell you if it's normal or not as I've only ever driven one focus, I can however say I have driven lots of different cars including nearly new ones, and some have had high clutches, some low. As long as its not slipping I wouldn't worry too much, a high biting point doesn't necessarily mean its on its way out.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:12 PM

It's quite a common report on certain cars with hydraulic clutches, to be honest of it pulls well and doesn't show any signs I wouldn't be worried about it

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:54 PM

OK, what's the best way to test for a slipping clutch?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:31 PM

When I moved from an Escort to Focus last year, I felt the bite point was a bit higher than what I was used to,

doesn't bother me now, and after driving around Peak District on some very steep roads I know the clutch is fine.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:40 AM

Slipping clutch is probably best if you do the heel toe test. Put your foot on the gas with one part of your foot. Your other part firmly on the brake and then drop the clutch. It should stall very quickly, if there is a delay betwee the drop and the stall, its likely the clutch is slipping.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:31 PM

To be fair I've just bought a 2006 2.0 Tdci Titanium instead, only had 58k on the clock and in immaculate condition.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:02 PM

ive driven a 13 plate fiesta and focus and they both had high clutches compared to other cars ive been in



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:20 PM

Its normal on almost all fords easy way to tell at 60mph you will sit at 2800rpm if its slipping it sits higher at around 3000rpm but they are all high

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:11 PM

I wish I had the bank to just go buy a new car rather than a clutch :P



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:08 PM

I would have still had to have bought the car as well as the clutch, so in theory I've saved money!

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:15 PM

haha, two birds!



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:05 PM

OK, what's the best way to test for a slipping clutch?

 

 

best way to check for a slipping clutch is to put it in 5th at 30 and floor it. if the revs rise faster than the speed, the clutch is knackered.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:23 PM

I have a 1.6 focus 2009.
Clutch I would say is 75% to the top. No problems however

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:31 PM

our clutch is around 80% on top, just covered 80k, 2008 1.8tdci. pulls fine no slipping.....

 

try booting it from 1 gear to another, if it picks up straight away (kinda snatches) its fine.....



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