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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:48 pm 
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Got a 2013 Aygo Fire 1.0 that's done about 65k miles.

The clutch was slipping so I ordered a 190mm clutch and got a local garage to fit.

I've got the car back today but it's really hard to select 1st gear. The gears have never been that smooth and have struggled to get reverse in the past but this is horrible!

The garage commented and said they would have to look at the cables or gear selector.

Has anyone else experienced similar after a clutch change, and got it fixed?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:54 pm 
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Silly question but they did fill up the gear box oil level correctly.
Does the pedal feel ok ? Biting point not to low or high for that matter? You can adjust the cable yourself by following the videos on YouTube. Here's a link to one l have on file.
This car like mine has A/C makes the job a little bit tighter. But doable.

https://youtu.be/tja3X5lisoQ


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:54 pm 
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Thanks for the reply.

Not used the garage before but it's a local one that has good reviews, one of only a couple that were happy to fit a pre-bought part, so hopefully they knew what they were doing.

Drove the car today and biting point is much closer to the floor (info with 190mm Blueprint clutch said it would be) but 1st gear is very hard to get when stationary, a bit easier when still moving. Worryingly I get a grinding when I select reverse, which I've never had before.

I will check the freeplay tomorrow but I feel like I might have to let the garage try and sort it but not sure whether it's their work at fault!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:58 pm 
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It's not adjusted right, that's a definite, it should be like that. You could try the manual adjustment yourself. Its dead easy.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:53 pm 
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As Roc says it's really not rocket Science to adjust the cable. It must have play between at both ends if it's not fully disconnecting like yours will have exactly this problem.

Think about it like a bike cable, too tight it will snatch. Too loose you have no brakes, it needs to be adjusted correctly. That what the adjusters are for.
Go on give it a go, what you got to lose.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:52 am 
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Difficult to select first and grinding when selecting reverse = clutch not fully releasing, so not correctly adjusted.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:16 am 
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Thanks all.

Adjusted it this morning so now has a little freeplay, will measure later.

Biting point now further back, not all the way down. Car feels much more driveable, not like I'm gonna stall it every time.

Still a bit tricky selecting first when stationary, but if select reverse and then try reverse it's smooth


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:31 pm 
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Great news, well worth the effort.
Sorry I didn't understand your last sentence


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:53 pm 
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Sorry that should have read when stationary if I select reverse before trying first then it goes really smoothly into first. Odd!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:25 pm 
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When l get into mine l always press the clutch before starting the engine. Takes pressure off of the clutch and gearbox. In my opinion.
Then l let it up. In winter we tend to leave the handbrake off to prevent it seizing and the gearbox in first or reverse depending on whichever direction the car is facing.
Going back to one of your first posts, l would not your garage to start changing gear selector cables or anything else. It will be money down the drain. My opinion.
Pleased you got the gears sorted your self


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