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Old Apr 27th, 2014, 04:06 PM
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Cooper S clutch biting point

Hi everyone just bought a 2002 Cooper S what a wee weapon love it.....i'm not sure this is a problem or not the biting point of the clutch seems very low to me almost at the floor,ive stalled the car a few times as a result,i know coopers have a hydraulic clutch is it possible to adjust the biting point or is this something more serious....
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You cant adjust the biting point but you may have air in the system. My cooper s clutch also bites low down
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thx for the reply man if what i understand about the clutch slave you have to practically remove it to bleed it using a kind of puller to compress the piston wonder if the slave is on the way out and thats causing the low biteing point its really annoying when trying th change smoothly
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When it bites right at the top you need to worry, it means its about had it.
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Yes a low bite is good, a high biting point means the clutch is more worn, it is not the symptom of needing bleeding, you may find the pedal hard to push down, if so welcome to the cooper s, that is normal as well, enjoy your car
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thank feck for that man.....still would like to get it sorted wee cars a star other than that....
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thank feck for that man.....still would like to get it sorted wee cars a star other than that....

You havent got thick mats or carpet there have you? making it feel like the pedal is at the bottom of travel but its not because of the mats?
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thank feck for that man.....still would like to get it sorted wee cars a star other than that....

There is nothing to get sorted, that's how it is, with a cable clutch you can sometimes adjust the height of the pedal, not with hydraulic system,

When my Mini was in the garage I loaned a Citroen C1 the clutch was so light!
when I got my Mini back I thought the clutch pedal was stuck, but after a couple of days I got used to it again.

A low biting point is v good as the clutch wears it gets higher, then when right at the top it will slip all the time and a new clutch is needed.
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Anyone had a quote to replace the clutch on a R53 Cooper S, Douglas Parks in Hamilton wants £900 err let me think no!
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The cluch biting at low level is meant to be this way, since you are driving a sportive car the lower the clucth, the faster you can get the car going. You have to get used yo it!!!
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If you remove the left front tyre and wheel, you can reach the slave cylinder bleeder. Have someone pump clutch as you bleed just like brakes. Might as well bleed brakes too as the fluid is from same reservoir.

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