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post #21 of 51 (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 13:35
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Just joined the site!I heard you all talking about the clutch pedal coming up high but is there a cure for the actual biting point being right at the top of the range of motion?In previous cars i've put it down to a knackered clutch but my grandfather has the same problem with his 45 and my old 400 Tourer was the same. Is this just a rover trait or am I looking at paying out for a new clutch?? Any suggestions greatly received.
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Here's a strange thing re:- clutch biting at the top. Ever since I got my car last year (180) my complaint was I had to push my pedal through the bulkhead to change gear and that was stiff and notchy, after closer inspection last weekend I found that the two 13mm nuts holding the whole clutch pedal to the bulkhead were on the last threads! Now i've re-tightened them my clutch bites about middle of travel. Now I keep stalling the car untill I get used to the position. The point I'm making is if you were to remove the two nuts and place washers on the bulkhead engine bay side, wouldn,t that reduce the biting point without artificially altering (the bite height) I could be wrong but this did happen when the nuts were loose!
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Ive tried about 4 times with a home-made spacer until I finally got the right adjustment!

Now my clutch is totally perfect....and changing down gears so much smoother!

Dont use bottle caps or anything as such....as they always crush!

The spacer Im using atm is made out of heavy duty piping that I got from B&Q and cut to shape.

Really durable and can take the pressure when the clutch is pressed.

Loving the much easier drive since.
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oliverhadi I don't suppose you could take some pics of your mod for the rest of us to see how you've done it. It certainly sound slike a worthwhile task to attempt for those suffering the same problem.
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No problems....Ill get a photo up as soon as I can...
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I've just purchased a 400 series and I was having the same problem, to solve it, I just sit further back .
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I just checked under my clutch pedal and I still have no clue what you guys talking about, I see no way to make the clutch pedal lower just by adding a ring.
beside, as soon as I slightly push the pedal , I can see that it's already pushing the clutch cylinder, there's no freeplay.

maybe this whole thread is about the rover 200's clutch pedal, not the 400's.
The thread started should have been more specific about what he's trying to say.
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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 17:28
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Clutch pedal rubber

Has anybody found that clutch pedal rubbers tend to wear out on the leading edge, possibly due to the pedal being too high.
I replaced 2 on a 400 in 65k and my 45 is due for replacement.
No I dont rest my foot on it.

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Do you mean high biting point or actually high pedal?
We need some pics of this to see what you mean exactly.
I have managed to mod the biting point on my clutch, which now bites lower down and makes the car a lot mire drivable.
Some others have done the same, but I'm not sure as to what you have done.
how do u change the biting point mine is very high and it is annoying me?
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I have found out how to lower the clutch pedal its the same as a 400 series there is a ten mill bolt on the top of the pedal on the right next to the cable undo the ten mill bolt and lock nut with a spaner take it out undo the locknut first also there is a rubber cap on the thread and then find one that is longer than the origional then screw it back and keep screwin it til the pedal is how you want it then screw the lock nut on properly and put the rubber end back on the thread no need for spacers or bottle caps.
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someone post some pics please.
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I have found out how to lower the clutch pedal its the same as a 400 series there is a ten mill bolt on the top of the pedal on the right next to the cable undo the ten mill bolt and lock nut with a spaner take it out undo the locknut first also there is a rubber cap on the thread and then find one that is longer than the origional then screw it back and keep screwin it til the pedal is how you want it then screw the lock nut on properly and put the rubber end back on the thread no need for spacers or bottle caps.
Not the same as the Bubble 400's/45's these are Hydraulic NOT cable, Later 45's have a modified master cyl/pedal arrangement to lower the pedal height, doug.
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someone posts some pics, PLEASE.
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I have a Rover 220 GTI and the clutch is higher by about an inch than the
brake pedal. the biting point is quite high too , about 1 inch below high point
so i was wondering if bleeding will help as it is a hydrolic clutch. The car has
only done 39k genuine miles so i feel the clutch should be ok. If anyone can
give me any help on this i would be grateful.

Thanks for the help
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I have a Rover 220 GTI and the clutch is higher by about an inch than the
brake pedal. the biting point is quite high too , about 1 inch below high point
so i was wondering if bleeding will help as it is a hydrolic clutch. The car has
only done 39k genuine miles so i feel the clutch should be ok. If anyone can
give me any help on this i would be grateful. (Oh if it can be adjusted)

Thanks for the help [Im with stupid]
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clutch pedal

just turned the rubber stopper on the clutch pedal and removed the free play, the clutch pedal feels a lot better, thanks
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Question i have the same prob

i have a rover 400 it has a hydrolic clutch and my pedal is high to is there any way of adjusting help pls
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