Xantia Plastic clutch clip / heavy clutch problem

I had a new clutch in my Citroen Xantia 1.TD about 5000 miles ago (mainly motorway). The plastic clutch clip broke yesterday and I was towed to the nearest Citroen specialist. They say the clutch has gone
heavy and due to this a new clip would just break - so it needs another new clutch.
Is this reasonable? What would make a clutch go so heavy with such light usage? The clutch specialist who originally replaced the clutch is 20 miles away - unfortunately I've yet to be able to get in touch with them to ascertain their position, but I'd be grateful of any opinions of where to go from here and any alternative solutions.
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studiosoundxx wrote:

Not necessarily. The replacement clips (white) are stronger than the originals (black). I had the clip go in my Xantia 1.9TD at 78K miles. It was still going strong (on the original clutch and cable) when I sold it at 123K.
A word of warning: The clip takes about half an hour/40 minutes to fit. Don't let them tell you it takes 10 hours 'cos the dash needs to come out....
Alan
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Oh right, so your car must be touching 150,000 miles then?.... :~)
The plastic clutch clip broke yesterday and I was

gone
another
So have they fitted the clip or are they just assuming?

light
20
them
*IF* the clutch is 'heavy', then I would suspect either a wrong or faulty replacement clutch cover diaphragm spring but there could also be other reasons - has the dealer confirmed that the cable it's self is OK and not seizing up?
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