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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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New clutch...............

My guess is,with that many miles the friction material on the clutch disk is completely worn away. Pressure plate
and flywheel are grabbing bare metal. Fix may include replacing all 3................
 

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Thanks. It would really suck to replace the clutch, pressure plate and flywheel just to find out it was something else...
 

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When the motor on my clutch actuator failed, it would bang into gear from standstill and slip massively whilst driving.

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When the motor on my clutch actuator failed, it would bang into gear from standstill and slip massively whilst driving.

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Interesting. Mine does not really bang that hard into gear, it just bites and pulls really hard. Zero slippage also.
 

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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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