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I own a 2008 Smart ForTwo with 145,000km and for the past 20,000km, I've noticed the clutch just wants to grab hard to the point that I need to shift into neutral at a red light. It's also very aggressive in reverse.

I loosened the actuator and forced it forward and it made no difference. Then I forced it all the way and the only difference was the shifts were harsher. I then decided to let it out all the way and it was 2x more aggressive.

What would cause this to happen? I thought my clutch would be slipping by now, not getting more bite.
 

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When was the last time the actuator was serviced? Remove it, take the black cover off and look inside. If it’s dry it’ll lose it’s fine adjustment.

Clean out with brake cleaner and apply lithium grease (a good amount)

Can’t see it being the clutch and or flywheel if I’m honest it would grab through every gear.
 
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