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i have a 2015 avensis d4d 80000miles, clutch peddle is way softer than my friends avensis of same year, is this anything to worry about???

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Hi!

 

Maybe your friends avensis have more miles on it or a worn clutch. The pedal should be soft. Pedals over the time became sponjy or harder. Can also be one of the pumps. I wouldn't worry if the pedal is soft and everything is working normal

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13 hours ago, doc_14 said:

Hi!

 

Maybe your friends avensis have more miles on it or a worn clutch. The pedal should be soft. Pedals over the time became sponjy or harder. Can also be one of the pumps. I wouldn't worry if the pedal is soft and everything is working normal

Yes maybe, there is no rattle or clutch slip on mine...

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My T27 1.8 Valvematic '58 plate (2009) has a very light clutch. Even the brakes hardly need much force. The clutch was replaced 3 year ago and still feels great. By comparison other brand of cars need more force on the clutch and brakes. I was asked by a friend to check her Vauxhall Mokka 1.4 turbo, because the EML was on. I got the code and cleared it. Went for a drive and the clutch pedal needed a lot more force. Worse the brake pedal had travel and a lot shove! I had to be careful back in the Avensis. Can I add that the Mokka doing local journeys, is averaging 23 mpg. My Avensis is in the mid 30's!

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Clutches can become heavier with long term use. This is normally due to work-hardening of the pressure-plate diaphragm spring. Eventually the spring can fracture. When that happens you can't release the clutch (had that happen to me on a very busy roundabout).  If your clutch starts to get very heavy then replace it. No good comes of ignoring it!

Cable-operated clutch may become stiff and heavy as the cable wears.

Rarely the release-bearing carrier may become tight on the guide tube.

Of course aftermarket clutches may have a slightly different spring-rate to OE.

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17 hours ago, Konrad C said:

My T27 1.8 Valvematic '58 plate (2009) has a very light clutch. Even the brakes hardly need much force. The clutch was replaced 3 year ago and still feels great. By comparison other brand of cars need more force on the clutch and brakes. I was asked by a friend to check her Vauxhall Mokka 1.4 turbo, because the EML was on. I got the code and cleared it. Went for a drive and the clutch pedal needed a lot more force. Worse the brake pedal had travel and a lot shove! I had to be careful back in the Avensis. Can I add that the Mokka doing local journeys, is averaging 23 mpg. My Avensis is in the mid 30's!

I should mention that the Mokka 2016 model, had full brake replacement front and rear, including brake fluid change within last couple of years! 

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