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    Sticking clutch pedal 67 plate 1.5 petrol

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    Hi all, new to to the forum.

    Picked up a December 2017 Insignia estate 1.5 turbo yesterday and absolutely love it! Only problem i have is sometimes the clutch pedal sticks and comes back quite slowly. It changes gear ok but think it's quite a heavy pedal too. This is the only Insignia i've driven so don't know if a heavy pedal is normal (coming from a Skoda Rapid which was very light) but the sticking certainly isn't normal.

    I bought it from a dealer two hours away so can't just pop it back in.

    Anyone heard of this problem before? Had a search and can't find another thread on this.

    Cheers!

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    Hello,not sure if your pedals are the same as others but when I got mine the clutch pedal felt strange and when I looked one of the legs on the clutch pedal return spring had come out of its retaining hole---you can see it in the photo,my clutch pedal is a little bit heavier too---the wifes astra tourer is very light compared--but I've just got used to it---have a look at the photo and you can see the spring------Dave[ATTACH=CONFIG]1246Name:  IMG_20190220_104048.jpg
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    Hi Dave,
    I'll have a look at the spring, it's odd because it's very intermittent.
    More annoying as it's from a main Vauxhall dealer, what with their multi point vehicle checks and all.
    Thought it was my driving style at first but there's only really one way you can use a clutch.

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    Does it happen after turning right or going round roundabouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy67 View Post
    Does it happen after turning right or going round roundabouts?
    Actually, the last time it happened I'd turned right. Why?

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    If it only happens the first time you use the clutch after going right, it may be a problem with excessive lateral movement with the crankshaft.

    How many miles has it done?

    A couple of links (they relate to the 1.4 Turbo, but the same for the 1.5)

    https://www.astrakforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3207
    https://www.astrakforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=4907

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy67 View Post
    If it only happens the first time you use the clutch after going right, it may be a problem with excessive lateral movement with the crankshaft.

    How many miles has it done?

    A couple of links (they relate to the 1.4 Turbo, but the same for the 1.5)

    https://www.astrakforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3207
    https://www.astrakforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=4907
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    It's done fewer than 8k miles.
    I'll take it for a test drive tonight.

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    Been driving it around roundabouts, only does it when I turn right and the pedal sticks. Going to call Vauxhall tomorrow.
    Seems I sold a perfectly functioning car and bought one with a massive mechanical issue. Great.

 

 

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