Hi all, I have a Defender 91 200tdi and recently the clutch pedal has started to feel soft and the biting point has dropped. At bottom of clutch pedal travel, close bleed nipple, then lift clutch pedal. ... As long as you aren't consistently putting pressure on the clutch pedal, the fluid should not be slipping past the master cylinder. I do think now that removing the damper, which i did, is simply an delay to the imminent death of the clutch. And the clutch pedal should sit about an inch higher than the brake pedal, and if its still on the floor then its clutch time. Absolutely no slippage on the clutch, and the clutch pedal itself still moves up and down with the same feel as normal. I'm guessing the clutch is hydaulic and not adjustable. Is there any way I could raise the biting point by renewing the hydraulic system or something like that? This will lift or drop the pedal away or to the floor . The biting point on the clutch is low but the gears still select without problems. My new one only has about an inch of travel left after it bites, the clutch is not riding and it works fine. Low Biting Point On Clutch? A high biting point on the clutch means that it is necessary to press the lever for a longer distance until the clutch is effectively engaged. It doesn't matter how high or low your biting point is, as long as your clutch is not slipping when you change gear it shouldn't be a problem, if your clutch pedal is higher than your brake , I suggest you change your clutch cable. The bit point for the clutch seems to be right at the top of the pressure area. I am coming up to a quite period and thought it would be a good opportunity to get it sorted. The cable has a large effect on this, only the genuine dealer ones work properly, but they cost @ £100 + vat, this will allow you to get the correct biting point. Hi My Mums Toyota Aygo clutch seem extremely high to me maybe 3 inches higher than the brake pedal, she's only small 5ft but its a very small car. My previous mx5 mk2 had, for me, perfect clutch operation, the biting point was about 40% from the top of the pedal travel. After the repair, it was the exact opposite - at the very very top way too high in the first / top 10% of pedal travel. I also bled the system. If the pedal has come up too high, it may be that part of the clutch pedal mech is missing, there is a plastic Spring & plunger mech that controls this, and it may have been removed when the cable was done. After soo manny hours and parts put in my car to solve the low biting point of the clutch, i have bought an new set from Sachs and install yesterday. Clutch pedal biting point - posted in Problems, Questions and Technical: Hi My previous post was about bleeding the clutch on my pre-verto mini. I tried my father-in-laws 2.0 HDi Picasso and that confirms it as his pedal bites a bit higher up. Normally it means the clutch is worn and will need replacement in the near future. Some say that a "low biting point" is when you step on the clutch pedal all the way down and the clutch bites as soon as you start releasing the pressure on the pedal. Very happy with it, seems much more sensible in layout and size than other MPVs I tried.In the first few days driving the car I felt that the clutch bite point was a little (very!) I just feel the biting point on the pedal is a bit low? I have problems driving it myself, I have to lift my foot up and over the pedal, plus the biting point is right at the top, so you have resistant for the full distance to the floor. If you find you’re having to let it out almost all the way, then you could well be looking at having to acclimatise your foot to a new clutch. While holding the clutch pedal, select first gear. Ask Question Asked 9 months ago. Sometimes, though, I think it’s just luck of the draw with how the installation of the most recent clutch went. No issues with gears either. Don’t think bite point position relates to how borked the clutch is. The mechanic bled the clutch several times and its still no better. Active 13 days ago. Posted 4 years ago To find your vehicle’s biting point, follow the steps below. Something similar happens in cars with a hydraulic system and a manual gearbox. Take the car to a flat, level surface such as a parking lot such that the car does not roll away when in neutral with brakes disengaged. What does a high biting point on the clutch mean? As the clutch fails you will notice this getting higher and higher. How a clutch works: Without getting too bogged down in the mechanics, the clutch is made up of 2 metal plates in the engine. Nodge68 Well-Known … When you press the clutch down the plates separate the engine from the wheels allowing you to switch gears. low. Its only when the clutch pedal is right down to the … 2. Any tips or ideas guys would be appreciated. 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