Pedal height causing pain!

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northernbeat
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: Pedal height causing pain!

Post by northernbeat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:35 am

I have owned a 66 plate Qashqai 1.5 for 18 months and 20,000 miles and the one thing I grumble about all the time is the clutch. I think the pedal is too high, too stiff and is inclined to judder in first and second gear, especially when cold . Hope to change the car next year and if I don't buy another Qashqai that will be the reason. Before the Qashqai I drove a Toyota Corolla for 18 years and nearly 300,000 miles and never had an issue with the clutch except for a replacement at around 120, 000 because the drive plate was worn. The Qashqai is a great driving car otherwise but for me the clutch issue lets it down. Having a major service next week and I have mentioned it to the dealer so ill see what if anything they can do . I'm having a courtesy car so I hope its another Qashqai so as I can compare the clutch.


chrisw99
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Re: Pedal height causing pain!

Post by chrisw99 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:30 am

I had a major service last week and they told me the clutch was heavy - but then said it'll be due to wear and tear and not something covered by warranty.
4 years and 37,000 miles and clutch wearing out - nice.

I also was getting a lot of judder in first gear, but I had the brake fluid replaced as part of the service and it seems to have cured that. I believe the clutch fluid uses the same reservoir as the brake fluid.

Let us know what they say about your clutch please.
Oct 2014 N-tec+, 1.2 dig-T


northernbeat
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: Pedal height causing pain!

Post by northernbeat » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:44 pm

will do


chrisw99
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Re: Pedal height causing pain!

Post by chrisw99 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:58 pm

definitely not had judder since the brake fluid change. I assume the clutch is hydraulic so when you press it compresses the liquid, and release it decompresses, so if the fluid is wearing a bit thin may cause the judder.
Oct 2014 N-tec+, 1.2 dig-T


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