Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Clutch

Pedal travels to floor - no pressure or very little resistance

  • Broken clutch cable.
  • Incorrect clutch cable adjustment.
  • Broken clutch release bearing or fork.
  • Broken diaphragm spring in clutch pressure plate.

Clutch fails to disengage (unable to select gears)

  • Incorrect clutch cable adjustment.
  • Clutch disc sticking on gearbox input shaft splines.
  • Clutch disc sticking to flywheel or pressure plate.
  • Faulty pressure plate assembly.
  • Clutch release mechanism worn or incorrectly assembled.

Clutch slips (engine speed increases, with no increase in vehicle speed)

  • Incorrect clutch cable adjustment.
  • Clutch disc linings excessively worn.
  • Clutch disc linings contaminated with oil or grease.
  • Faulty pressure plate or weak diaphragm spring.

Judder as clutch is engaged

  • Clutch disc linings contaminated with oil or grease.
  • Clutch disc linings excessively worn.
  • Clutch cable sticking or frayed.
  • Faulty or distorted pressure plate or diaphragm spring.
  • Worn or loose engine or gearbox mountings.
  • Clutch disc hub or gearbox input shaft splines worn.

Noise when depressing or releasing clutch pedal

  • Worn clutch release bearing.
  • Worn or dry clutch pedal bushes.
  • Faulty pressure plate assembly.
  • Pressure plate diaphragm spring broken.
  • Broken clutch disc cushioning springs.
    Cooling system
    Overheating Insufficient coolant in system. Thermostat faulty. Radiator core blocked, or grille restricted . Electric cooling fan or thermoswitch faulty. Ignition timing incorrect . Inac ...

    Manual gearbox
    Noisy in neutral with engine running Input shaft bearings worn (noise apparent with clutch pedal released, but not when depressed).* Clutch release bearing worn (noise apparent with clutch ped ...

    See also:

    Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual. Radiator - removal, inspection and refitting
    Removal Note: The radiator can be removed with the cooling fan still attached, but due to the limited space available care must be taken to avoid damaging the radiator If preferred, the cooling ...


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