High clutch biting point

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Hi I just wondered if anybody could tell me if it s a normal for the C3 to have a high clutch biting point? ive just bought a 1.4 desire 2006 reg with 33k and im worried that its a sign the clutch is on the way out or whether this is how its meant to be?
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Hi carly2338, welcome to the C3 forum.

The clutch is known to be quite high on the C3, its automatically adjusting so it can't be changed, but.... there are lots of posts about clutch problems with premature wear. Have a look at these :(

Citroen C3 clutch problems - biting point

Premature clutch wear on a Citroen C3 2011


Citroen C3 2005 has a high clutch pedal

This is quite a long, ongoing one.
Just bought a Citroen C3 and noticed a problem with the clutch


I think it just depends on how high the clutch is?
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My 08 C3 seems to have a high bite point but seems to be sound under low revs, high gear uphill. No slipping etc.
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Hey, don't know if anyone will get this message? I've recently brought a c3 56 plate and feel like biting point is really high I'd say 90% up before move off. Is this normal for c3s thanks xxx
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The clutch is quite high on the C3 but if it is very high and you have over 100,000 miles on the clock, you could be looking at having to replace the clutch before long.

The clutch pedal is self adjusting over the life of the clutch but as the clutch gets to the end of it's useful life the pedal can't self adjust as much as it did originally and the bite pont gets higher on the pedal.
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Arfur Dent wrote: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:25 am The clutch is quite high on the C3 but if it is very high and you have over 100,000 miles on the clock, you could be looking at having to replace the clutch before long.

The clutch pedal is self adjusting over the life of the clutch but as the clutch gets to the end of it's useful life the pedal can't self adjust as much as it did originally and the bite pont gets higher on the pedal.


Ohhhhhh ok great thanks. Yes over 100,000 miles. I'll have it looked at. Just passed it's mot the other day d9 they look at the clutch? You can tell I'm useless when it comes to cars. Xx
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MOT tests don't check the clutch.

You can't really look at the clutch. When it comes to an inspection of the clutch, you are going to be at the point of replacing it.

You can test the state of the clutch to see if it's slips by following this tip from wikihow.com
Take the car for a drive. While driving down the road in 3rd gear, put the car in 2nd gear, then let out the clutch. If the RPMs of the engine don't immediately go up, it may be time to replace the clutch.
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