306 TD Very heavy clutch pedal operation

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by Charlie+, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Charlie+

    Charlie+ Guest

    We have had two older 306TD I think both 1.9L belonging to younger family
    members and both have a very heavy short travel clutch lift which I would
    find very wearing on long journeys or in crawling traffic. Is this a
    problem of all similar 306TD? were they like that when new or is it a
    built-in problem of the mechanical leverages from a thinning clutch plate?
    Or is there a quick fix for this problem that I can point them towards?
    Charlie+, Apr 24, 2010
  2. This is a reasonably common problem on older RHD 306, and is caused by
    the clutch cable running past the exhaust and being thermocycled/baked
    every time it's used. Over time the cable simply becomes much stiffer.
    A new cable will cure the problem, at least for the next couple of
    Albert T Cone, May 5, 2010
  3. Charlie+

    Charlie+ Guest

    Thanks very much for that information and taking the trouble to reply - Ill
    pass it on to them! Charlie+
    Charlie+, May 6, 2010
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