Corsa 1.0 12v GLS problems (stiff clutch and accelerator)

Discussion in 'Corsa' started by Jim, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Just bought a 'w' reg corsa for my daughter and I must admit when I drove it
    I thought it needed a bit of TLC engine wise.
    The clutch is very stiff and bites about 2 inches from the floor , is this a
    sign the clutch is on its way out , or can the biting point
    be adjusted to nearer the top ?
    Also the accelerator pedal is really stiff and there seems to be no result
    from pushing it down for the first 2 inches , is this adjustable
    or needs the cable oiling . The last point the car idles at 1600rpm and
    stays idling at this speed even after warm , what is this likely to be

    Thanks
    Jim
     
    Jim, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Also can the drivers seat rails be adjusted at all , she is small 5" but it
    seems that there is not enough
    travel to get the seat far enough forward , without having the seat height
    adjusted all the way to the top.
    So she is always at full stretch which makes driving uncomfortable
     
    Jim, Feb 8, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    Regarding the clutch, as the spinner plate wears, it gets thinner. this
    causes the contact ring in the clutch cover to travel nearer to the flywheel
    to maintain contact. Because of this the thrust bearing will move away fom
    the flywheel. (when you press the pedal the thrust bearing moves toward the
    flywheel to disengage the clutch). As a result the pedal-and the bite
    point-will slowly rise as the clutch wears, assuming a cable system and not
    a hydraulic one. (intrestingly enough, my old mk1 cavalier 1.9 had a switch
    on the clutch pedal that lit the handbrake light when the pedal rose to high
    to tell it was time to adjust/replace the clutch. didnt half cause some
    confusion!<g>). If the bite is too low, then its one of 2 things. 1-it needs
    adjusting, 2- the tongues of the clutch cover have overheated and bent.

    Mike

    oh, brother in law had a citroen bx that did this, but it was a bent
    actuation arm. that doesnt count here tho', coz that was a silly french
    design..
     
    Mike, Feb 8, 2006
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