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Old 25th December 2009, 17:27   #1
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I guess this will be a bit of a noob question. But i am one as far as cars are concerned. Just recently did i start driving. Mostly ride my bike. Anyways, The clutch on my sister's M800 seems to be very hard. Even she complains of the same. I know its not an apt comparison, but compared to the Spark that my dad owns the clutch on the M800 is very hard and strains the leg muscles. Is there a reason why it is so hard? How do i make it softer?

The car is a 2002 model M800.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Old 25th December 2009, 17:30   #2
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Clutch plates got worn out i believe, I think they are due for a placement, Get them replaced and it'll be smooth again.
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You have a lovely M800 kingofmyworld. I am going to be the future owner of the 800, that is after my sister gives it to me. So just looking into all these things so that i have the car like i want it when the keys come to my hand.

How much do the clutch plates cost?
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Old 25th December 2009, 17:46   #4
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Thanks mate
If your m800 is a 5speed one then you need to get alto clutchplates for it. It'll cost you around 3k + or - 500 including installation charges and taxes.
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If I am correct, M800 has Dry Clutch. Hence the clutch gets Hard with usage.
I dont think there is compulsion of changing the clutch plate assembly as a whole.
You can go for replacement of clutch plate only since the springs of Clutch Disc get tighten by usage. Dont change other parts if not needed.
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Consult your service adviosr as well as a local mechanic and do the needful.
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First try lubricating the clutch cable with engine oil and pedal lever joints by grease, if its still hard change the cable. If nothing works then changing the clutch plate (and pressure plate if its damaged too) is the final option.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I shall try lubricating the clutch cable as my sister said that she had changed the clutch plates not more than a year back.

@kingofmyworld: It is a 4 speed 800.

@all: If i am allowed to take the topic a little OT, i have one more question: What is a good tire and tire size for the M800. The car needs a tire change too. I am looking for a good VFM tire. Do tires have to be changed all at once?Or can it be done in pairs?

All help is greatly appreciated.

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change the cables. its just rs.120/- instead of lubricating. and do the settings according to your need.
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Oh if its only that much. Then surely will change the cables.
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If the clutch is not worn out and has been changed a year back, then there is no need to change the clutch. A hard clutch does not indicate a worn clutch.
First it is the moving parts like clutch pedal, cable and joints need to be checked.
If these are ok then the internal needs to checked.
Mostly, the cable is the cause.
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Open your driver side door and you should see a label somewhere near the door lock hook on the chassis indicating OEM tire size or else look in manual I think its 135/70 R12 ??, stick to that for good fuel efficiency. JK tyres are more VFM than other brands IMO. You can change only a pair (both front or both rear) if you want.
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Thank you Hashim and rkguru for your replies
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Stock size is 145/70 R12.
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Hi guys,

I guess this will be a bit of a noob question. But i am one as far as cars are concerned. Just recently did i start driving. Mostly ride my bike. Anyways, The clutch on my sister's M800 seems to be very hard. Even she complains of the same. I know its not an apt comparison, but compared to the Spark that my dad owns the clutch on the M800 is very hard and strains the leg muscles. Is there a reason why it is so hard? How do i make it softer?

The car is a 2002 model M800.

Thank you in advance for your help.
First of all don't compare the clutch of Spark & M800, Spark's would always be softer.

How much KMS have you done ?

Check the cabling or do the adjustment before going for any major repairs.
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