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    Kia Ceed clutch issues

    Anyone have any experience of clutch issues with Kia's or Hyundai's? The problem seems to affect both and affects my parents 2013 Kia Ceed 1.6CRDi.

    The bite point is so low to the floor that you have to try and shove the pedal through the floor to select a gear, it's getting a bit much for my step-father at the age of 86! The car is low mileage (50K) and they bought it when it was 5 years old with 36K on the clock. A friend has checked the registration number and discovered that the car has had TWO new clutches before my parents had it, making me suspect that the Kia dealer tried in vain to sort this. Looking on the various forums it seems to be a very well known issue with no apparent cause. It seems to affect both Kia and some Hyundai models at random.

    There are a few bodge fixes quoted online involving removing the clutch damper to improve the pedal travel but I'm curious if anyone on here has any real-world experience of this before they go to the expense of changing the car.

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    have it professionally lowered that will fix it!
    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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    Mmmm, I wonder if it's self adjusting at the pedal ( rather than just self adjusting like on a diaphram clutch ).They can have a problem of shedding teeth . However I'd have thought it was more a case of cable stretch OR maybe the bulkhead fitting moving/ popPing whatever effectively taking the tension out of the cable .

    VW Polos used to have a habit of twisting the locating area on the actual clutch pedal which would slowly lower the pedal until it ripped through.

    The fact it's had two clutches suggest neither really soved the problem and no one has looked elsewhere or for other makes with similar problems.

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    dunno about cee`d ,but hyundai (same as a kia) santa fe has a recall /warranty on the clutch master cylinder. 3 clutches 79k, before dealer changed master cylinder........fuds
    Last edited by scotb; 13-07-2020 at 20:11.

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    It’s a hydraulic system with the clutch master cylinder fed from the brake reservoir. Spent some time today looking in various Kia forums & it’s quite common with the blame being put down as being a build up of tolerances! I drove it on Sunday & it’s horrible. They should have gone for an auto.....

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    Hydraulics ? In this day and age? Never crossed my mind !!

    I'm guessing it's internal slave ( careful now ) cylinder inside bell housing?

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    No it’s proper old-school, external slave cylinder and push rod on the side of the bell housing, almost impossible to reach though!

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    can you feel if there's any free play at the pushrod? if so maybe weld a bit more length onto the end assuming it's not adjustable (as that would be far too sensible).
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    My mrs 2013 Vauxhall Astra was the same. I was going to cut the pedal and weld it so it was a bit higher, but she would not let me. Sold it now and got a 1.6 turbo focus - that has a lovely clutch - goes quite well too........

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    can you feel if there's any free play at the pushrod? if so maybe weld a bit more length onto the end assuming it's not adjustable (as that would be far too sensible).
    neil.
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    Tried that and there's nothing, also the push rod starts to move as soon as the pedal is pressed so it sounds "internal" but seeing as so many of them seem to suffer with it it sounds design/tolerance related. I've suggested they do the same as Mark & get rid of it.

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