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
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.
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
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
Oh right, so your car must be touching 150,000 miles then?.... :~)
The plastic clutch clip broke yesterday and I was
So have they fitted the clip or are they just assuming?
*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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